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Pakistan resorts to heavy shelling in Jammu, 3 civilians injured

Three civilians were injured on Friday morning as Pakistan resorted to heavy shelling at Jammu and Kashmir's Nowshera, Sundarbani and Pallanwala sectors since early morning. The victims -- two girls and a man -- were

India TV News Desk, Jammu [ Published on: October 28, 2016 10:15 IST ]
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Three civilians were injured on Friday morning as Pakistan resorted to heavy shelling at Jammu and Kashmir's Nowshera, Sundarbani and Pallanwala sectors since early morning.

The victims -- two girls and a man -- were injured due to mortar shell splinters in Lallai Chak village.

Notedly, this is the sixth ceasefire violation in the last 12 hours by Pak and Indian forces are retaliating.

Heavy mortar shelling by Pakistan Rangers continued till 6 a.m., in Lallai Chak, Pansar, Pahadpur and Londi villages where shells damaged over two dozen houses. 

Over a dozen cattle have also perished in these villages.

Reports said that over 400 families have migrated from these areas to safer locations.

The entire population of Abdullian village in R.S.Pura sector has also migrated after Pakistan Rangers targeted civilian and Border Security Forces facilities in the area during the last five days.

On Thursday, Pakistan had fired shells at Manjakote in Rajouri district. The army says Pakistan also violated the ceasefire along the Line Control at Sunderbani and they retaliated.

Jitender Singh, 46, died when Pakistani Rangers fired a mortar shell at Abdullian in RS Pura sector, said Danish Rana, a senior police officer in Jammu. He was the third BSF man to be killed in Pakistani shelling in last five days.

Eight civilians including four women were also injured in the Pakistani firing through the day.

Over the last one week, a six-year-old child was killed and 30 other civilians were injured in shelling from across the border.

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