JAMMU: Three persons were killed and 17 others injured when Pakistani Rangers violated the ceasefire twice and heavily shelled civilian areas and border posts along the International Border in R S Pura and Arnia sectors of Jammu district Friday, 28th August 2015y, drawing retaliation from the BSF.
Condemning the Pakistani shelling, Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said the international community should declare Pakistan as a “terrorist state” for engineering terror attacks on India and killing civilians in firing and shelling.
Giving details of the shelling, a BSF spokesman said that “Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing.Initially small arms were used but later on mortars bombs were shelled on BSF posts and civilian areas in R S Pura and Arnia sectors“.
The firing and mortar shelling started around 0145 hours along the IB in Kishanpur, Jora Form, Jugnu Chak, Nawapind, Gharna, Sia, Abdullian and Chandu Chak areas in R S Pura sector and others areas in Arnia sector from 0430 hours, a police officer said.
The Pakistani troops fired mortar bombs and used automatic weapons in the firing. The shelling was so heavy that the shells landed deep inside villages much away from IB, he said.
In the shelling and firing, three civilians were killed, 17 others injured, four of them critically, the officer said adding the injured have been hospitalised.
While two persons died in R S Pura sector, one died in Arnia sector.
At same time, Pakistan claimed that 7 civilians of Pakisthan died today as BSF soldiers of India violated ceasefire in several areas ‘DAWN’ online reported.
Pakistan Foreign Secretary also summoned Indian High Commissioner and protested over ceasefire violation.