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Pak shelling leaves civilian injured in Kathua

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

A civilian was injured on Sunday as Pakistani Rangers shelled mortars along the International Border (IB) in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

The intermittent firing and shelling from across the border overnight was aimed at stalling some construction work in Hiranagar sector, they said.

Pakistani Rangers fired from small arms and shelled mortars in Manyari-Chorgali area around 7.45 pm on Saturday, drawing retaliation from BSF personnel, the officials said.

A house was hit by a mortar shell and caught fire. House owner Syed Ali received minor burn injuries.

The intermittent exchange of fire between the two sides continued till 4.40 am on Sunday, the officials said.

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First Published: Sun, October 20 2019. 12:40 IST