2 civilians, BSF trooper killed in cross border firing
Srinagar: Two civilians and a Border Security Force trooper were on Friday killed and scores others injured during a ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in the RS Pura, reports said.
Reports said that Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in the RS Pura.
The firing left constable Sitaram Upadhyay hailing from Giridih, Jharkhand dead. Sitaram had sustained serious injuries during the firing that took place in Arnia Sector.
Two civilians namely Tarsem Lal and his wife Prakash Chand who were injured in ceasefire violation, have also succumbed to injuries.
An Assistant Sub Inspector of BSF suffered a splinter injury at Pittal BoP, the officer said adding that he has been admitted to a hospital.
In the heavy Pakistan shelling in R S Pura and Arnia sectors, five civilians have been injured and evacuated to hospitals by police in bullet proof vehicles, a police officer said.
He said three civilians have been injured in Arnia sector and two in R S Pura sectors. Several houses have suffered damage and few animals have died.
SDPO, R S Pura, Sahil Prashur said police is using bullet-proof vehicles to evacuate the injured to the hospital and is reaching out to the people in shelling-hit zones.
In view of the shelling, the administration has activated the shelter set up .
However, there was a lull in the shelling in Kathua and Samba districts.
“There was no firing and shelling from across the border since yesterday in Kathua and Samba districts”, the officer said.
Yesterday, a BSF jawan was among two persons injured when Pakistan Rangers opened fire and lobbed mortars at over 15 border outposts (BOPs) and some civilian areas along the International Border in Samba and Kathua districts of Jammu and Kashmir.