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4 civilians killed, 30 injured in fresh Pak shelling
5/23/2018 10:58:23 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, May 24: In a fresh round of indiscriminate firing and mortar shelling by Pakistan in civilian areas along RS Pura sector, four civilians were killed and 30 others, including BSF personnel were injured on Wednesday, taking the death toll in the firing to 11 since May 15.
Pakistan rangers have been firing and shelling on Indian forward villages for over a week, forcing families to shift to safer places.
A senior police officer said: "While two villagers, including a child, were killed in Bainglar village in Ramgarh sub sector of Samba, a man died in Shamka village of RS Pura. Another man was killed in Londi village of Hiranagar sub sector of Kathua on Wednesday morning."
A senior BSF officer said the three jawans injured in Ballar post in Ramgarh sub sector were shifted to Ramgarh hospital.
On Tuesday, the BSF killed two Pak rangers on Tuesday in retaliatory action after Pakistan spread its arc of fire across the border from north of Chenab in Akhnoor to Pansar in Kathua district through Monday night.
The exchanges, which continued till Tuesday evening, also left three BSF troopers and 16 villagers injured.
An eight-month-old child died, a policeman and six others were injured in the Pakistan firing in Arnia and Ramgarh area on Monday morning.
According to an estimate, more than 75,000 people from north of Chenab river in Akhnoor to Pansar have been badly affected by the Pakistan shelling.
Despite the shelling, emergency services personnel have reached the villages along the International Border in Jammu, the officials said. They added that the firing had stopped at most of the places in the afternoon, but was still going on intermittently at a few places in Samba district.
Earlier in the day, a senior Border Security Force official said the firing and shelling had continued unabated throughout the night and spread to all the sectors -- from Akhnoor to Samba -- along the border.
Inspector General of Police, Jammu, SD Singh Jamwal said police parties were deployed and they were helping residents in the areas shift to safer places.
Divisional Commissioner (Jammu) Hemant Kumar Sharma said relief camps were activated at safer places all along the border, especially in the worst-hit RS Pura and Arnia sectors.
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