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BSF jawan, 4 civilians killed in Pak shelling in Jammu

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Four civilians and a BSF jawan were killed while 12 others were injured as Rangers heavily shelled villages and Border out Posts (BoPs) in Jammu early today, officials said.

This is the third day of shelling and firing by Pakistani troops along the IB in Jammu frontier and comes ahead of Narendra Modi's visit to Jammu and tomorrow.

Rangers shelled areas in R S Pura, Bishnah and Arnia sectors of Jammu by resorting to heavy mortar shelling and firing since 0100 hours in R S Pura, Bishnah sectors, a told

BSF troops guarding the borderline retaliated, he said.

The slain jawan was identified as 28-year-old of 192 Battalion. He was critically injured at Jabowal BoP around 0130 hours and died en route to in Jammu.

Upadhyay hailed from Giridih in and joined the force in 2011. He is survived by a three-year-old son and a one-year-old daughter, officials said.

An of BSF also suffered a at Pittal BoP, the said adding that he has been admitted to a hospital.

In the heavy shelling in R S Pura and Arnia sectors, four civilians including a couple were killed and 12 others injured, told

SDPO, R S Pura, Sahil Prashur said police is using bullet-proof vehicles to evacuate the injured to the hospital and is reaching out to the people in shelling-hit zones.

In view of the shelling, the administration has activated the shelter set up.

However, there was a lull in the shelling in Kathua and Samba districts.

"There was no firing and shelling from across the border since yesterday in Kathua and Samba districts", the said.

Yesterday, a BSF jawan was among two persons injured when Pakistan Rangers opened fire and lobbed mortars at over 15 border outposts (BOPs) and some civilian areas along the International Border in Samba and Kathua districts of Jammu and

On May 15, a 28-year-old BSF jawan was killed as Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by opening fire on forward posts to help infiltrators cross the International Border in Samba sector. Troops have also foiled four infiltration bids along the IB since May 12.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 12:45 IST
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