Kashmir: Pakistan violates ceasefire, 2 killed, 4 injured in RS Pura sector

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New Delhi | Published: January 19, 2018 10:22:59 AM

The situation on the border turned grim yet again with Pakistan violating the ceasefire yet again. In the latest development, two civilians lost their lives and four others got injured in the RS Pura sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

Two civilians killed, four injured after Pakistan violated ceasefire

The situation on the border turned grim yet again with Pakistan violating the ceasefire yet again. In the latest development, two civilians lost their lives and four others got injured in the RS Pura sector of Jammu and Kashmir, on Friday (January 19) when Pakistan initiated unprovoked firing. This is the second incident of civilian casualties on two consecutive days. On Thursday (January 18), two people, including a woman, were killed and three others injured after Pakistani Rangers resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling and small-arms fire on forward Indian positions along the international border in R S Pura, Arnia and Ramgarh sectors.

Reportedly, apart from the forward Border Out Posts (BOPs), the Pakistani Rangers were targeting civilian areas, causing panic among villagers living near the international border. The ongoing week has been very bad in terms of casualties. Earlier, on Wednesday, a BSF constable and a teenaged girl were killed and seven people, including three members of a family, injured at different places along the border in unprovoked mortar shelling by Rangers in R S Pura, Arnia and Ramgarh sectors. In retaliation by the BSF, two Pakistani mortar positions were destroyed and heavy loss of life and property inflicted across the border, according to BSF Director General K K Sharma.

Reacting sharply to the developments on the border, Director General BSF K K Sharma, on Thursday, had said that he as asked his troops to retaliate with “their full force” and “teach a lesson” to Pakistan. He had described the situation on the border as “tense”, as per a report by The Indian Express.

It must be noted that Indian forces have been giving a befitting reply to the Pakistani forces. A report by Indian Express estimates the number of casualties on the Pakistani side to be 17, mostly Rangers.

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