@ LoC, One Killed, Three others Injured in Cross Border Firing



At least three civilians were injured on Saturday as India and Pakistan exchanged gunfire in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Two civilians identified as Surinder Kumar and Rohit Kumar were injured in shelling in Mawa village of Samba district today (Saturday),” a senior police officer told a news gathering agency.

“More than a dozen villages were targeted by shelling and firing in Samba district.”

A mini-bus was also damaged in alleged Pakistan shelling, “but luckily nobody was inside when the vehicle was hit”.

A Pakistani civilian, identified as Muhammad Ashraf, 47, was critically injured in Indian firing, a media report said today.

A villager was severely injured in shelling by Indian Border Security Force from across the Working Boundary on Friday evening, Dawn News reported.

Quoting Punjab Rangers officials, it said, the BSF resorted to unprovoked, intensified firing on villages along the Sialkot Working Boundary in the Shakargarh sector.

The firing began at 4.45pm and continued for half an hour.

A shell hit a farmer in Agor-Bhopalpur village. Muhammad Ashraf, 47, was admitted to the Sialkot Combined Military Hospital in critical condition.

On Friday, one civilian was killed and two others injured in shelling in Mangu Chak area of Samba district.


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