JK News Today

Jammu,   October 24

One BSF jawan  Sushil Kumar of  Kurukheshtra , Haryana and a six years old child were killed in heavy sheeling on International Border (IB) from RS Pura sector to Pargwal last night,

another BSF Jawan and Four  civilians were injured  during the overnight mortar shelling and heavy gun fire by Pakistan from across the border .

Among civilian injuries are two elderly ladies and a man.

According to reports a number of cattle are also injured and at least three killed.

The shelling that started last evening  continued till this morning. Havlider Sushil Kumar was injured while defending his post in Abdullaian. He was shifted to Government Medical College, Jammu , where he succumbed to his injuries. Another jawan is  still under treatment.

Most of the border residents in these areas have taken shelter in safe areas. The administration has made no arrangements for them.

Pakistan had started heavy shelling and firing from Abdullian in R S Pura sector to  Pargwal in Akhnoor , a distance of more than 30 kms .  The firing targeted the Indian border posts and the civilian population .

Inspector General of  BSF Jammu Frontier DK Upadhaya  told JKNT that the firing was started by Pakistan. There was no provocation for this.   “The Indian side retaliated in kind,” he said.