Four civilians were killed and thirty others, including three Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, were injured in the latest exchange of fire and shelling along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, reports claimed.
Reports said that heavy firing was reported in Hiranagar, Samba, Kathua, Arnia and RS Pura areas of Jammu division throughout the night.
Authorities have also ordered the closure of schools within 5-km radius from the International Border.
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.