Three Women Killed in Kashmir Crossfire


On Saturday, more than 10,000 people in RS Pura, Arnia, Ramgarh, Hiranagar, Kanachak and Pargwal sectors moved to safer locations. The BSF officer added that Pakistan was hitting civilian villages, and that the Border Security Force was giving a "befitting reply".

Initially, Pakistani troops started with the firing at Narianpur, SM Pura, Fathwal, Chambliyal and later it turned into more Indian posts, including Kandral, Majra, Mallu Chak, SP-1, SP-2, and Tanver.

An official said that Pakistani troopers violated ceasefire by resorting to indiscriminate firing at Indian positions in several sectors of the border. "I pray that the hostility on the borders ends soon", the chief minister said.

"I have been told that three of the injured persons are critical and being transferred to the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital, [Kotli]", Anwar said.

Earlier on Friday, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian troops.

"Because of their experiences of suffering, the people of Jammu and Kashmir are very conscious that these irresponsible statements can escalate into a full-blown war between the two nuclear powers and lead to bad brutalization, primarily of the people of Jammu and Kashmir".

The officials said that the IB also witnessed fresh ceasefire violation on Saturday.

"However, in the exchange of fire, Lance Naik Sam Abraham was grievously injured and later succumbed", Colonel NN Joshi, defence spokesman at Jammu, said.

First, the firing began in Arnea sector, and by the time India could retaliate, Pakistan began heavy firing in two other areas.All border schools falling up to 4 kilometers from the International Border have been shut.

"Heavy shelling and firing is on in the Arnia sub-sector and here our forces are responding in equal measures", said the police official.

"He was conveyed Government's grave concerns at the continued ceasefire violations and deliberate targeting of innocent civilians by Pakistan forces".