JAMMU — Two Border Security Force (BSF) personnel and a woman were injured after Pakistan Rangers resorted to heavy firing and shelling along the International Border (IB) in Arnia and Suchetgarh sectors of Jammu district.
The unprovoked firing was started by Pakistan Rangers on Border Security Force (BSF) posts at around 8:00 pm on Thursday.
“Tonight at about 8:00 pm unprovoked firing started by Pakistan Rangers on BSF posts in Arnia area which is being befittingly retaliated by the BSF troops,” the Border Security Force (BSF) said in a statement.
The firing started at around 8:00 pm targeting half a dozen forward villages in Arnia Sector after which the Pakistan Rangers expanded the firing to three villages of Suchetgarh Sector. The firing continued till 11:00 pm after which intermittent firing was on.
The civilians abandoned their homes to take shelter in safe areas after Pakistan Rangers resorted to heavy firing and shelling. A number of labourers, who had come to work in field, were the first to desert the villages to take shelter in safer areas.
The two Border Security Force (BSF) personnel who were injured in firing have been identified as Basavraj SR and Sher Singh while as the injured woman has been identified as Rajni Bala.
The injured were evacuated and admitted in Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu for treatment where their condition was said to be stable.
On October 17, two Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were injured following unprovoked firing by the Pakistan Rangers in the same Arnia Sector. — (IANS)