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Monday, January 30 2023

Pakistan continues heavy shelling in Jammu, 3 injured

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Jammu: Three civilians were injured on Friday morning when Pakistani resorted to heavy shelling on the International Border in Hiranagar sector in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

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

The Pakistani Army on Friday resorted to heavy shelling and firing at Indian positions in Naushera sector of the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district too.

“Pakistani Army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation using 82 mm and 120 mm mortars, automatics and small arms to target our positions on the LoC in Naushera today (Friday),” said defence Spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta.

“Our troops are appropriately and effectively responding. The firing and shelling were still going on in the area. Till last reports came in, there was no casualty or damage on our side,” Mehta said.

Both the Pakistan Army and the paramilitary Rangers have been violating the ceasefire on the last five days with impunity, both on the LoC and the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir.

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