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Pakistan shells border posts in J&K; 2 BSF troopers, 3 civilians injured

The Pakistan Rangers used mortars, automatics and small arms to target over half a dozen BSF posts and civilian areas

IANS  |  Jammu 

Army soldiers patrol near the highly militarized Line of Control dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan, in Pallanwal sector, about 75 kilometers from Jammu
Army soldiers patrol near the highly militarized Line of Control dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan, in Pallanwal sector, about 75 kilometers from Jammu

Two (BSF) troopers and three civilians were injured when Rangers resorted to heavy shelling on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Saturday.

"The two troopers and three civilians were injured in the overnight ceasefire violation in R.S. Pura and Ramgarh sectors.

"The Rangers used mortars, automatics and small arms to target over half a dozen posts and civilian areas in the firing that started at 10 p.m. Our troops effectively retaliated," the police said.

Villagers in the areas close to the international border said their crops have suffered extensive damage due to the shelling.

Residents of the border villages have also started moving to safer places.

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First Published: Sat, September 23 2017. 11:10 IST
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