Pakistani troops heavily shelled 15 Border Out Posts and hamlets along the International Border on Saturday, leaving three persons injured, one of them seriously in Jammu district.
BSF troops retaliated and intermittent firing and mortar shelling was continuing when last reports came in.
“After heavy firing, Pakistani Rangers resorted to heavy mortar shelling in Arnia and parts of R S Pura sectors of Jammu district overnight”, a BSF Spokesman said today.
He said about 15 Border Out Posts (BoPs) were targeted.
Earlier last night, “flat trajectory weaponry fire came at 2010 hours in our area of Operation in three BoPs along International Border (IB) in Arnia sector of Jammu district”, he said.
Pakistani troops also shelled several border hamlets in these areas, in which, three persons were injured, one of them critically in Jabowal village along the IB, District Magistrate, Jammu, Ajeet Kumar Sahu said.
The critically injured person has been shifted to Government Medical College Hospital here for specialised treatment, he said, adding “firing and shelling is going on when the reports last came this morning”.
The shelling hit Arnia town besides villages of Kuku-Da Kothay, Mahasha kothe, Jabowal, Treva, Chingia, Alla, Sie, Chenaz and Devigarh.
Dozens of shells landed and exploded in deserted Arnia town, the reports said.
However, peace prevailed in forward sectors of Samba, Ramgarh, Hiranagar and Kathua as there were no reports of any firing or shelling in these areas.
Pakistani troops had resorted to firing on forward Indian posts along the LoC in Banwat-Shahpur sector of Poonch district from 1300 hours, a senior Army officer said.
Pakistan heavily shelled civilian areas in Shahpur, Kirni, Banwat, Mandaar, Kalsaam, Doda along LoC in Poonch.