Two civilians injured in Pakistan firing on border

Jammu, Oct 24 (IANS) Two civilians were injured and three cows were killed on Saturday in firing by Pakistan Rangers in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba and Kathua districts, police said.

“Two civilians identified as Surinder Kumar and Rohit Kumar were injured in Pakistan shelling in Mawa village of Samba district today (Saturday),” a senior police officer told IANS here.

“More than a dozen villages are being targeted by Pakistan Rangers through indiscriminate shelling and firing in Samba district and Pakistan has now started unprovoked firing at a few places in Kathua district also.”

The official added: “Three cows were killed and one injured while the animals were grazing in open fields in Samba district.”

A mini-bus was also damaged in Pakistan shelling, “but luckily nobody was inside when the vehicle was hit”.

Earlier, Pakistan Rangers started unprovoked firing on the international border in Samba district of Jammu region, targeting Border Security Force (BSF) border posts.

“Bobiya border outpost of the BSF was damaged in Pakistan shelling in Kathua district,” the official said.

On Friday, one civilian was killed and two others injured in unprovoked Pakistan shelling in Mangu Chak area of Samba district.

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