When Mortar bombs were raining from the sky from firing by Pak

Are Pakistani rangers deliberately firing into civilian areas?

Are Pakistani rangers deliberately firing into civilian areas trying to create panic?
Are Pakistani rangers deliberately firing into civilian areas trying to create panic?

2 BSF jawans, one minor killed in fresh Pak Offensive along the IB

In one of the gravest provocations after India carried out surgical strikes inside Pakistan Occupied Kashmir Pak rangers late Sunday night pounded several civilian areas along the International border (IB) across Jammu frontier in which one BSF jawan attained martyrdom while a minor boy from Bihar succumbed to his fatal injuries in Kanachak sector.

There has been no let up from the Pakistani side to stop the unprovoked firing, a senior BSF officer of Jammu frontier said while sharing details of damages caused by the Border firing.

Seven others including five civilians and two BSF jawans received splinter injuries. Scores of cattle perished while over 50 livestock suffered injuries in continuous exchange of border firing since sunday night.

Special DG Arun Kumar along with IG,BSF Jammu frontier DK Upadhyay escorting coffin of BSF Constable Gurnam Singh on his last journey in Jammu
Special DG Arun Kumar along with IG,BSF Jammu frontier DK Upadhyay escorting coffin of BSF Constable Gurnam Singh on his last journey in Jammu
A car parked inside a house suffered the brunt of Pak firing
A car parked inside a house suffered the brunt of Pak firing
Wall of a house was pierced by a mortar shell in RS Pura sector
Wall of a house was pierced by a mortar shell in RS Pura sector
Walls and water reservoir affected due to Pak firing
Walls and water reservoir affected due to Pak firing

At least 25 border posts of BSF were targeted by the Pak rangers with 81mm mortar shells and Medium Machine Guns(MMG).

BSF troops also gave befitting reply to silence the Pak guns.

“There has been no let up from the Pakistani side to stop the unprovoked firing”, a senior BSF officer of Jammu frontier said while sharing details of damages caused by the Border firing.

According to BSF spokesman,”a head constable identified as Sushil Kumar, hailing from Kurukshetra in Haryana succumbed to his fatal injuries in the wee hours of Monday after he was injured in RS Pura sector”.

The BSF jawan was hit by a shrapnel in his upper torso. Bleeding profusely he was evacuated to the Government Medical college hospital where he succumbed to his injuries around 1.30AM.

Two other BSF jawans were undergoing treatment in a hospital after they were hit by bullet and splinter injuries in their legs and hand.

According to Deputy Commissioner Jammu, “a six year old minor was killed in Kanachak area of Jammu frontier on Monday morning due to heavy Pak shelling in the area”.

The family of the deceased had spent the entire night inside a bunker to ensure their safety. In the morning when guns fall silent for a short period the minor boy, feeling bored, stepped out of the bunker to play. He was hit by a splinter and died on the spot.

As many as 30 Border outposts on the Indian side were targeted by the Pak rangers since Sunday evening.

Meanwhile, last rites of another BSF constable Gurnam Singh, who attained martyrdom late saturday night was performed in his native village of RS Pura on Monday.

Gurnam Singh had played a crucial role in repulsing one of the major infiltration bids from across the border in Hiranagar sector of Jammu frontier.

Special Director General BSF (Western Command) Arun Kumar had also announced that his name would be recommended for highest peacetime gallantry award as he attained martyrdom in the line of duty after repulsing the attack and eliminating infiltrators on the International border.

As many as 30 Border outposts on the Indian side were targeted by the Pak rangers since Sunday evening. Areas north of Suchetgarh up to Chenab river were affected by the heavy Pak shelling.

Those who witnessed the ‘dance of death’ with their naked eye claimed this was the gravest provocation in the recent months.

Indian side is retaliating strongly using similar calibre of weapons.

Those who witnessed the ‘dance of death’ with their naked eye claimed this was the gravest provocation in the recent months.

Meanwhile, local villagers in RS Pura sector said, “mortar shells were raining over our heads late last night and we faced great difficulty in shifting the critically wounded villagers to the near by hospital”.

The intensity of the shelling was so severe that it left large number of houses completely inhospitable in some of the worst affected villages The rooftops of many houses were destroyed in mortar shelling while walls of more than 50 houses were punctured by sharp splinters. During the day the local markets wore deserted looks in the affected villages.

The villagers claimed Pakistani rangers deliberately targeted these civilian areas to spread panic and pressurize Indian govt to come on the dialogue table to discuss the issue of Kashmir.

Panic stricken villagers spread across the direct line of fire shifted to safer places during the day fearing fresh escalation of tension along the border.

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