Eight people were injured as Pakistan troops fired mortar shells at Akhnoor and Kanachak sectors along the International Border (IB) on Thursday night.
Sources said the first shell fell on the house of Raj Kumar of Garkhal injuring four members of his family. Another shell fell on the house of Lalyal in Kanachak area,injuring two women and two children.
Sources said that mortar shelling from Pakistan side was continuing at intermittent intervals. The BSF were also retaliating. Senior Civil and police officials rushed to both the areas to assess the situation.