A Border Security Force (BSF) head constable, two civilians were killed and seven others injured on Friday as Pakistani troops heavily shelled civilian areas and Border Out Posts along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
As per reports, the BSF head constable lost his life in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba sector.
"Pakistan Rangers resorted to heavy firing and shelling along the IB in several areas in RS Pura, Arnia and Ramgarh sectors since 0640 hours", a Border Security Force (BSF) officer said.
They targeted around 40 Border Out Posts (BoPs) in three sectors using 82 mm and 52 mortar bombs, automatic and small weapons, a BSF officer added. "The exchange of fire is going on when the reports last came in", he said adding they have targeted BoPs and villages in over 35 kms of IB.
In view of the heavy shelling, over 1000 border dwellers have migrated from the area and schools along the borderline have been closed.
This comes a day after a 17-year-old girl and a BSF jawan were killed by the Pakistani troops in RS Pura sector.