Escalating cross border firing, Pakistani Rangers overnight pounded border hamlets and outposts with mortar shells and opened fire from automatic weapons in R S Pura sector of Jammu district. “There has been heavy firing and mortar shelling along the IB in R S Pura belt during the night”, Inspector General of BSF, D K Uphadayaya said today.
The fresh firing and shelling comes after Pakistani angers violated the ceasefire six times yesterday. Seven Pakistani Rangers and a terrorist were killed and three others seriously injured in retaliatory firing by BSF troops along the International border.
The IG said the areas which came under fire along the IB include Karotana Khurd and Abdullian. “We have asked the authorities to ensure safety of the people as firing and shelling exchanges have increased. We do not want civilians to suffer”, the IG said.