Jammu: Four civilians were injured when Pakistan rangers resorted to heavy shelling on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Friday.
"Four civilians were injured in the overnight Pakistan ceasefire violation in Arnia, RS Pura and Ramgarh sectors.
"Two houses have been damaged. 727 residents of border villages in these areas have shifted to safer locations," the police added.
A senior BSF officer on Thursday had said that Pakistan rangers started unprovoked firing and later shelling in Arnia sector, targeting BSF posts. The officer added that that Indian troops retaliated effectively.
There had been continuous firing and shelling by Pakistani troops along the IB and the Line of Control (LoC) between 13 September and 18 September.
A BSF jawan and a civilian were killed and 12 others injured in the shelling and firing by Pakistani troops in Jammu and Poonch districts during the period.
Incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops have increased sharply this year. Till 1 August, there have been 285 such actions by the Pakistan army, while in 2016, the number was significantly less at 228 for the entire year, according to figures by the Indian Army.
With inputs from agencies
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Updated Date: Sep 22, 2017 10:50:01 IST