Civilian killed, seven injured in cross-border firing in Jammu

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A civilian was killed and seven sustained injuries after both the armies of India and Pakistan exchanged gun fires along the international border in Kathua’s Hiranagar sector on Wednesday morning, police said.

Another person was injured during the overnight firing in the Arnia sector.

Residential house in RS Pura sector damaged in cross-border firing, KL photo by Bilal Bahadur.

According to an official statement, 100 border villages and 40 BSF outposts in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts are under direct attack by Pakistani forces as they continued the shelling for the ninth day today, prompting a strong and effective retaliation by the BSF.

While the identity of those injured and killed in Hiranagar sector is yet to be revealed, the injured in Arnia sector was identified as 36-year-old Ravi Kumar, who is a resident of a nearby village.

The shelling continued intermittingly throughout the Tuesday night at Samba’s Ramgarh, and Jammu’s Arnia and RS Pura sectors.

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