Jammu: Civilian Killed As Pakistan Army Violates Ceasefire

05/08/2015 9:29 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
In this Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 photo, Indian army soldiers patrol near the India-Pakistan border fencing at the Line of Control (LOC), that divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan, at Krishna Ghati (KG Sector) in Poonch, 290 kilometers (180 miles) from Jammu, India. The military commanders of longtime rivals India and Pakistan met on Tuesday in a bid to stop frequent cross-border attacks in disputed Kashmir which escalated tensions in the region in recent months. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

One person was killed and another injured on Tuesday due to heavy shelling by Pakistan Rangers in Jammu and Kashmir, police said. "A civilian identified as Sanjay Kumar was killed due to shelling by Pakistan Rangers in civilian areas today (Tuesday) morning," a police officer told IANS. Kumar, 28, son of Bachan Lal, was a resident of Mirpur Kona in Pargwal village of Akhnoor in Jammu district. His body has been shifted to a mortuary.

Pakistani troops also fired at 12 forward posts of the Border Security Force in Kanachak, Pargwal and R.S.Pura areas of the International Border in Jammu district. "They used mortars, automatics and small arms. The BSF retaliated using same caliber weapons. Heavy shelling and firing exchanges are underway in the area," said the officer.

BSF personnel noticed suspicious movements near a border outpost in Kanachak area during the night and fired to "thwart any possible infiltration attempt after which it was quiet till morning". "But at 6.05 a.m., Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing at the BSF border outpost and later used mortar shells to target civilian areas and BSF border outposts," he added.

On Monday, the Pakistan Army and Pakistan Rangers violated ceasefire at four places on the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border.

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