At least seven civilians, including two minors, have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir after Pakistan Rangers violated the ceasefire along the International Border (IB) and the Line of Control (LoC).
Officials said the firing also injured 22 civilians in Samba, Jammu, Poonch and Rajouri districts of the boarder state, media report revealed.
According to reports, five civilians including a minor girl and two other women were killed in Ramgarh of the frontier district of Samba. Earlier today, an elderly woman and a soldier were killed in cross-LoC shelling and firing in Poonch and Rajouri districts.
Meanwhile, the mass firing in the boarder has reportedly forced mass migration from the bordering districts in Jammu and Kashmir.
The India-Pakistan border areas have been on high alert after the Uri attack and following surgical strike against Pakistani terrorists by Indian Army. Reports said more than 60 ceasefire violations have been carried out from Pak side in less than two weeks and killed three Indian soldiers since October 19.
The Border Security Force (BSF) has responded heavily to the ceasefire violations from Pakistan side in the LoC and IB, firing at least 5,000 mortar shells, 35,000 bullets in last 11 days.
India’s massive retaliation against the firing from the other side has claimed the lives of at least 15 Pakistani soldiers and civilians, media reports revealed.
BSF said the force fired 3000 long range mortar shells, 2000 short range mortar shells, and more than 35,000 bullets using small arms.
According to officials, the boarder force used long-range mortar shells to attack enemy positions, while small range weapons were aimed to hit terrorists and Pak Rangers.