JK News Today

Jammu, Oct. 22

Exchange of mortars is between Indian and Pakistani border guards is took place at few places in R.S. Pura sector since late last night, forcing authorities to close schools in vulnerable areas.

The Pakistani Rangers started with firing from Automatic weapons at Border Out Post (BOP) Abdullian in Suchetgarh sector of International Border late last evening and then went on to fire mortars both 60 and 81mm. The BSF officials told, “We are giving befitting reply.” There was no loss of life on Indian side

But officials said 4 cattle were killed and 2 injured.

The areas affected are Korotana and Bidhipur in Suchetgarh sector. The administration has advised people to stay indoors as “there is likehood of shelling during the day time as well.”

The administration has also ordered closure of about 55-80 schools which are in or close to shelling range.

Last evening  the BSF officials told  “the firing from Pakistan side started with Automatic weapon but we suspect that caliber can go up.”

IG BSF Jammu Frontiers DK Upadayay said, “Since they (Pakistani Rangers) suffered heavy loss yesterday, so they are giving vent to it.”

He said that though guns are silent now but “it seems mysterious silence.”

Yesterday morning  Pakistan had fired at BSF patrol in Hiranagar sector critically injuring a soldier. The BSF retaliated in which it (BSF) says “one terrorist and seven Pakistani rangers have been killed.”

Pakistan has denied killing of its Rangers

Meanwhile, heavy shelling is reported at LoC in Tarkundi area of Balakote sector and Manjakot in Rajouri sector. The locals in Rajouri town said,”The shelling was so intense that people could hear the thunder in Rajouri town also.”

Army is retaliating to this shelling . No loss was reported till last report came in