Jammu: Two Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were killed and three civilians including a woman injured Pakistani rangers resorted to unprovoked and indiscriminate firing along the IB here on Sunday morning.
The deceased have been identified as ASI S N Yadav and constable P K Pandey,
The ceasefire violation comes just a week after the Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) of both India and Pakistan agreed to implement the ceasefire pact in “letter and spirit”.
Sources said Pakistan initially resorted to small arms fire at around 2.15 am, which later heightened to mortar shelling. A police official in the area said the Rangers were using long-range mortars which were falling as far as Pargwal town, nearly 10 km away from the border.
The panic-stricken villagers were staying indoors as they were unable to move to safer places in view of intense shelling in the area, sources said, adding that over a dozen villages were hit by the shelling. The BSF was retaliating, however, there has been no official statement from them so far.