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Jammu and Kashmir deputy CM Nirmal Singh meets victims of Pakistani troops' shelling in Arnia sector

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmr's deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh on Sunday visited the Government Medical College and Hospital in Jammu to enquire about the condition of the people injured in shelling by Pakistani troops in Arnia sector of Jammu district Saturday night.

Representational Image. Reuters

Representational Image. Reuters

Six people, including three women, were injured in the cross-border shelling and admitted to the hospital, where one Ratno Devi succumbed to her injuries on Sunday, the police said.

The deputy chief minister expressed solidarity with the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed soul.

Accompanied by senior officials of the health department, Singh interacted with the doctors at the hospital and enquired about the treatment being provided to the victims.

He directed the hospital authorities to provide the best medical care to the patients, besides ensuring that they get medicines free-of-charge.

Pakistani Rangers used heavy mortars and targeted dozens of BoPs and scores of villages along the International Border in Arnia sector since Saturday night, a police officer said, adding, over 10 shells exploded at the Arnia bus stand.

This is the fifth ceasefire violation by Pakistan in as many days.

Updated Date: Sep 17, 2017 19:40 PM

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