Pakistan troops target civilian areas in J&K, one injured

One person was injured when Pakistani troops opened fire on civilian population in Kathua district along Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir.

Jammu: One person was injured when Pakistani troops opened fire on civilian population in Kathua district along Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistani Rangers had targeted civilian areas in Manyari village late last night, injuring a villager, BSF officials said.

Earlier, BSF Head Constable Baljeet Singh was also injured in the firing, which began yesterday morning and lasted for about 15 hours in Poonch and Kathua districts.

A villager, Sohan, suffered injuries in the 82-mm mortars firing and was hospitalised in district hospital of Kathua, they said. His condition is stated to stable.

There were two ceasefire violations in Poonch and Kathua districts yesterday. However, there was an uneasy calm in the area today as there was no firing from the other side of the border.

The Pakistani Rangers had opened unprovoked small arms firing on forward Indian posts including Kotay and Chandwan in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district.
Heavy firing had raged on throughout the day along the Line of Control (LoC) at Doda battalions forward in Kirni Shahpur and Mandi sub sectors in Poonch district.
"It was heavy arms firing with Pakistan using Rocket Projectile Guns (RPGs), Mortars, Medium Machine Guns (MMGs) and Heavy Machine Guns (HMGs) prompting the Indian Army to retaliate," official sources said.

PTI

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