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At least 5 killed, 25 injured by Pak troops in Jammu

At least 5 killed, 25 injured by Pak troops in Jammu

| | 06 Oct 2014, 07:29 am
Arnia, Oct 6: At least five people were killed and 25 injured in heavy firing by Pakistani troops along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir after midnight on Sunday, reports said.

 Two women and a 13-year-old girl were among those killed when Pakistan rangers resorted to firing at posts of the Border Security Force (BSF) and villages in the Arnia sub-sector of Jammu at around 1.30 am.


There was heavy mortar shelling and they fired automatic weapons.


Intermittent firing continues at Arnia and RS Pura sectors by the Pakistani soldiers. Incidents of firing have also been reported in BG sector in Poonch since Monday morning, sources said.


The Indian Army said that the injured were shifted to the government medical college in Jammu.


Emergency relief teams have been rushed to the area.


Shelling from across the border was quite heavy. Some mortar shells reportedly fell inside a bus stand that is more than 4-km away from the international border, sources said.