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J&K: Two civilians killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire

J&K: Two civilians killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire

While the woman died in Sai Khurda, the man died in Korotona in R S Pura-Arnia belt.

It was the second consecutive day on Friday when the Pakistan Rangers heavily shelled BoPs and civilian areas.

"The Pakistani counterpart initiated heavy firing from RS Pura to Basanter River at around 6:45 AM".

He said troops are actively and "befittingly responding to the firing".

Because of heavy shelling, people living around 1000 borders migrated for their safety also, the schools around the borderline have been closed.

Condemning the recent ceasefire violation by Pakistan in the region, Singh said that Islamabad will have to bear its own action.

Krsihan Lal (50) S/O Ujagar Singh R/O Kortana, RS Pura has been injured.

"The unabated cross-border firing in the Jammu division is an outcome of wrong foreign policy on part of the Narendra Modi government", JKPCC Chief G.A Mir said.

They reiterated the demands for allotment of plots in safer zones to border residents besides bunkers for them at appropriate places in border areas and monetary help to each family be provided for construction of shelters.

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Heavy shelling is also being reported from Hira Nagar sector.

The fighting escalated late Friday in Sunderbani sector, where Indian and Pakistani soldiers fired guns and mortars at each other's positions.

India called in Pakistan's deputy high commissioner saying its soldiers had breached the truce over a 100 times in January alone, the Indian foreign ministry said.

The Army described Abraham as a fearless and honest soldier who laid down his life for the country.

"Lance Naik Sam Abraham, aged 34 belonged to Village Poonakam, District Allepey, Kerala and is survived by his wife Smt Anu Mathew and daughter aged 1 year and 10 months".

He said both had being hit by splinters of mortar shells and died on way to hospital.

On Thursday, BSF director general K.K. Sharma had directed his field commanders to retaliate with full force. He was briefed by a team of doctors, led by Principal, GMC, Dr. Sunanda Raina, Medical Superintendent about the treatment being provided to the patients.

Likewise, the Pakistan Army guards the LoC in Pakistan-administered Kashmir while Pakistan Rangers guard the global border.


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