J&K: Six civilians killed in mortar shelling by Pakistani Rangers
Violating the ceasefire agreement, Pakistan forces has killed six more civilians and eight others injured on Tuesday in mortar shelling at multiple locations along the International Border in Samba district in the last 24 hours.
According to a Times Now report, two civilians were killed in Rajouri and 4 others were killed in Ramgarh sector. Earlier it was reported that three civilians were injured in the shelling in Arnia sector of Jammu district. The Pakistani Rangers fired on Indian positions using small arms, automatics, 82 mm mortars.
Pakistan has violated the ceasefire agreement over 62 times since the September 29 surgical strikes.
On Monday, Pakistan Rangers had killed an Indian soldier and a woman. According to reports, a police spokesperson said that two more soldiers and another civilian were injured in the latest violation by the Pakistan Army of the 2003 ceasefire agreement to maintain peace at borders and along the Line of Control (LoC).
The official said the Pakistan Army used 82 mm mortar shells and automatic weapons to target Indian positions on the LoC and the soldier and the woman were killed in the Tarkundi sector of Rajouri. The Indian Army retaliated to the firing “effectively”, said the spokesman.
The Uri attack prompted the Indian Army to carry out Indian Army to carried out a surgical strikes in September destroying seven terror launch pads and killed an unknown number of terrorists and their sympathisers in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, across the LoC.
Heightened border tensions between the two countries have forced many residents of frontier villages to migrate to safer locations.
India shares 230 km of International Border and 740 km of LoC with Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir. The boundary, manned by the paramilitary BSF runs through Jammu district and the LoC, which is not an internationally-accepted frontier, cuts across other regions of the state.
India and Pakistan have accused each other of regularly violating the ceasefire agreement between the two neighbouring country to maintain peace at the border and the LoC.