A day after two security forces jawans and as many civilians were killed in mortar shelling by the Pakistani troops on civilian areas and Border Out Posts (BoPs) along the international border and the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's four districts, India has hit back by reportedly killing 10 Pakistani Rangers.
One civilian was killed and four people, including a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan, were injured on Saturday after Pakistan violated ceasefire for the third consecutive day in three districts of Jammu and Kashmir along the international border, officials said.
Pakistan Rangers targeted villages along the IB from Chenab river (Akhnoor) to RS Pura throughout the night in heavy unprovoked shelling and firing, a BSF officer said.
"Around 100 outposts of the BSF are retaliating effectively to Pakistan firing on the international border. Heavy firing exchanges are presently going on between the two sides. So far, there is no report of any casualty or damage on our side," police added.
In wake of increased tension along the Indo-Pak border, educational institutes have been closed for next three days along the IB and the LoC in Jammu region.