Six injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire

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JAMMU: Six persons were injured when Pakistani troops shelled over 15 Bops and 29 hamlets with mortar bombs and fired heavily from automatic weapons overnight in RS Pura and Arnia Sectors along the International Border in Jammu district.

BSF troops guarding the borderline retaliated to the Pakistani firing.

“There were heavy firing and mortar shelling on BoPs and villages along IB in RS Pura and Arnia sectors of Jammu district overnight and continued till this morning”, a police officer said.

Pakistani troops pounded over 20 civilian hamlets along IB in Arnia and RS Pura in Jammu district overnight, he said.

Over 15 Bops were also targeted.

In the shelling, six civilians were injured in Chopra Basti belt in RS Pura this morning, he said, adding the injured have been evacuated to a hospital for treatment.

Pakistani posts started firing heavy mortars towards the Indian side at 2035 hours, a BSF officer said.

“Heavy mortar shells were fired towards Arena last night”, Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, Simrandeep Singh said.

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