Six civilians injured in Pakistani shelling in Kashmir



Six civilians were injured Saturday due to Pakistani shelling on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba and Kathua districts, forcing scores of villagers to migrate.

"Six civilians were injured in Pakistani shelling on the international border in Samba and Kathua districts today."

"Two civilians with critical injuries have been shifted to Government Medical College Hospital in Jammu for treatment. Senior civil and paramilitary officials have rushed to take stock of the situation," a senior police officer told IANS here.

Reports from the border villages of Manyari, Paansar, Bobia, Londi, Sadechak, Chailari, Chachwal, Mangu Chak, Regaal, Mawa, Sadho and Chak Fakira in Samba and Kathua districts said dozens of families had started migrating to safer places because of renewed Pakistan shelling on the international border.

Police said Pakistan Rangers had resorted to unprovoked firing at BSF outposts around 9.30 p.m. Friday.

The BSF retaliated effectively and firing exchanges between the two sides continued till 3 a.m. Saturday. - IANS