Pakistan pounds IB hamlets with mortar bombs

The fresh firing and shelling comes after Pakistani angers violated the ceasefire six times yesterday.

By: PTI | Jammu | Updated: October 26, 2016 2:24 pm
Jammu: A woman shows parts of mortar shell allegedly fired from Pakistan's side in Korotana Khurd village of RS Pura sector, about 27km from Jammu, on Saturday. PTI Photo (PTI10_22_2016_000060A) Jammu: A woman shows parts of mortar shell allegedly fired from Pakistan’s side in Korotana Khurd village of RS Pura sector, about 27km from Jammu, on Saturday. PTI Photo

Escalating cross border firing, Pakistani Rangers overnight pounded border hamlets and outposts with mortar shells and opened fire from automatic weapons in R S Pura sector of Jammu district. “There has been heavy firing and mortar shelling along the IB in R S Pura belt during the night”, Inspector General of BSF, D K Uphadayaya said today.

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The fresh firing and shelling comes after Pakistani angers violated the ceasefire six times yesterday.Seven Pakistani Rangers and a terrorist were killed and three others seriously injured in retaliatory firing by BSF troops along the International border.

The IG said the areas which came under fire along the IB include Karotana Khurd and Abdullian. “We have asked the authorities to ensure safety of the people as firing and shelling exchanges have increased. We do not want civilians to suffer”, the IG said.

He said Pakistani Rangers tried to snipe at a jawan on a Observation tower but he jumped from it. The jawan injured his feet in the process. Due to firing and shelling in the border areas, over 1000 people living close to the IB in Hiranagar and other places have migrated to safety.

“Apart from firing, Pakistani Rangers fired 60 and 81 mm mortar bomb shells intermittently from 11 PM and it continued till early morning in Bidipur and Karotana in Suchetgarh sub-sector”, Deputy Commissioner Jammu Simrandeep Singh said. He said that due to firing and shelling four cattle were killed.

The DC said people have been advised to stay indoors during the day time also as there is likelihood of shelling even during the day. “Officers have been told to close all the schools in villages which are vulnerable as a precautionary measure”, DC said.

As many as 50 to 80 schools in these border areas have been directed to be shut by the district administration as a precautionary measure, DC said. Pakistan troops had yesterday violated the ceasefire six times.

Pakistani troops targeted five sectors of R S Pura (Jammu), Hiranagar (Kathua), Samba, Pargwal (Jammu) along IB and Rajouri and Mendhar (Poonch) along LoC by resorting to small arms firing and mortar shelling resulting in serious injuries to a BSF jawan.

There have been over 37 ceasefire violations along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir after surgical strikes by Army troops in PoK to dismantle terror launching pads.

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    Sangeen Ali
    Oct 22, 2016 at 12:43 pm
    hahaha. . . look at the picture. what is in the left hand of the woman ?? lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;i guess stan is also throwing the left over empty cartridges into the indian side after the bullets.
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      Sangeen Ali
      Oct 22, 2016 at 4:21 pm
      yes, we do know about arms. but at least the liars also need to know a little about their False-Claims. yaar jhoot bolo but itna bhi nahi ke you kill the purpose.
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        Doctor
        Oct 22, 2016 at 7:05 pm
        Oh God! What has happened to these two estranged brothers. Will they ever left the poor and hared people rest in peace. I suggest these two peoples to cross each others borders, like the Germans did to unite the two Germanys, and make India united again. Other than that no logical analysis shows that the two people will ever live again in peace. Please do not think it as a wishful thinking. Look how Germany has become a great nation. Are Indians and stanis not the same people ethnically?
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          Aarthi
          Oct 22, 2016 at 3:07 pm
          I wish this reaches the UN. It would prove to be a worthy evidence for all that we have been claiming so far. Its high time Pak faces worldwide sanctions for this level of violations at LOC. But yeah there are some from that side who will make fun of this on this forum because the only place they get to know the truth is Indian newspapers, since Pak media in following up on a govt propaa of not allowing the blatant truth to reach the people. People from the other sode are also in a state of infinite denial. Pak people are sleeping because on one end their govt has no money and on the other hand they have all this ammunition. Amazing. I mean there a limit to delusions, but these guys here say haha and huhu to make fun of the truth ignoring peoples sufferings and bloating their pride with money borrowed from the west and china. They are extremists no matter how they are looked at.
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            Aarthi
            Oct 22, 2016 at 2:59 pm
            You are right because people who REALLY fire know a lot about arms.
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              no name
              Oct 22, 2016 at 2:28 pm
              Liars always get caught out,how has the woman in picture got hold of a cartridge lol last time I checked they fall next to the one firing
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