Ceasefire violation: Pakistan targets 30 border posts in Jammu & Kashmir, five civilians injured

At least five civilians were injured in overnight ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba and Kathua district.

Ceasefire violation: Pakistan targets 30 border posts in Jammu & Kashmir, five civilians injured

Jammu: Villagers showing mortar shells fired from across the border by Pakistan in a village of Sadoh, Samba district, on Sunday.PTI

Pakistani troops targeted 30 border posts during the heavy shelling that still continues at some places.

According to reports, Pakistan Rangers used 82 mm mortars and heavy machine guns. The Border Security Force (BSF) strongly retaliated, resulting in a heavy exchange of fire. Several houses and shops have been damaged in the shelling.

Speaking to ANI, local from Kathua said, “Neither us nor our children have slept for the last 3 days, we are scared.”

After over a month-long lull, Pakistani troops on Friday night resumed ceasefire violations along the international border.

The ceasefire violations, which had become routine, had stopped after the Director General (DG)-level talks between the BSF and Pakistan Rangers on September 12.

Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire 17 times in September 2015. On September 5, an army jawan was injured as Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by firing on forward posts along the LoC in Poonch district.

On August 28, three civilians, including two women, were killed and 17 were injured as Pakistani troops pounded border areas of Jammu with heavy shelling and firing.