Four killed as India, Pakistan exchange fire on LoC and IB

Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in RS Pura sector along LoC 1 BSF jawan dead retaliatory firing

Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in RS Pura sector along LoC 1 BSF jawan dead retaliatory firing

Head Constable and a minor girl were killed in an exchange of fire between Indian and Pakistani troops in R S Pura area in the global border while an eight-year-old girl was found dead in Hiranagar tehsil of Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.

They targeted around 40 Border Out Posts (BoPs) in three sectors using 82 mm and 52 mortar bombs, automatic and small weapons, he said.

As Pakistani troops continued heavy shelling and firing for the third consecutive day, four people, including a jawan, were killed.

Whatever Pakistan is doing is not hidden from anyone but this time, the kind of retaliatory action Indian Army has taken has not been seen in decades.

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"From Akhnoor to R. S. Pura, Pakistan Rangers carried out indiscriminate shelling and firing to target civilian and security facilities for two days", police said. They demanded befitting response to the Pakistan for unprovoked firing especially in civilian areas.

He said two civilians were killed in R S Pura sector and another in Kanachak sector. Around 10,000 residents of border villages in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts have migrated, leaving behind their homes, fields and cattle. He has been identified as head constable Suresh. Two civilians were killed and 24 injured. In Jhora farm in RS Pura, 150 khullas or mud houses of Gujjars were burned down in the shelling.

"The peace process, along the lines of Vajpayee Ji, should move forward as people along the borders lived with peace and there was development of these areas too", he said.

The minister said 700 people have been shifted to safer places while 129 animals have been killed and 93 injured.

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