2 civilians, BSF jawan killed in Pak firing along IB in Jammu

2 civilians, BSF jawan killed in Pak firing along IB in Jammu

2 civilians, BSF jawan killed in Pak firing along IB in Jammu

Form is located close to the IB. "A BSF head constable was killed and two others (of the force) were injured", a police spokesperson said. Some of them moved to the relief camps set up for them by the administration, officials said.

As the shelling continued, another civilian Tarsem Kumar, 32, son of Bansi Lal of Gajansoo village in Kanachak sector of Jammu district was killed later in the day.

Schools within a 4km radius from the border have been closed.

"We have shifted 80 percent border residents to safer places using moving bunkers", ADC Jammu Arun Manhas told Rising Kashmir.

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A BSF spokesman said cross-border firing was underway in the area from Octroi to Chenab (Akhnoor) in Suchetgarh sector of R S Pura from this morning. In Jhora farm in RS Pura, 150 khullas or mud houses of Gujjars were burned down in the shelling.

The market in Arnia and RS Pura wore a deserted look and people were running for their lives.

The death toll in Pakistani shelling in the past two days has gone up to five, which includes two BSF personnel, two women and a youth.

Ratno Devi, who along with six family members left home and took shelter in the house of her relatives in the outskirts of Arnia belt, said, "The government should stop firing from Pakistan".

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Earlier on Friday, a man was killed and a minor girl wounded in AJK's Bhimber district along the LoC.

Over a dozen cattle too perished in heavy shelling of civilian facilities by Pakistan Rangers.

An army soldier was Saturday killed after being hit by a bullet during cross-border firing in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district, the officials said.

He has been hospitalised.

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India and Pakistan summoned each other's envoys on Friday, with the nuclear-armed neighbours accusing one another of violating a military ceasefire in the disputed Kashmir region and killing civilians in cross-border firing.

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