Three civilians injured in Pakistan firing in Indian Kashmir

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 10:13 GMT, Sep 17, 2017 |

 Three civilians, including two women and a child, were injured as Pakistani troops shelled border areas in India’s northern Jammu and Kashmir state on Saturday evening (September 16).

Pakistan troops targeted residential areas in the Arnia sector along the de-facto border, called the Line of Control (LoC). The town wore a deserted look, as the residents cringed in their houses, fearing for their lives due to heavy shelling.

Doctor Rohit Kumar said the injured were administered treatment and condition of one of them was critical.

A soldier of India’s Border Security Force (BSF) was killed and a civilian wounded in Pakistan firing in the wee hours of Friday (September 15) in Arnia sector.

The troops of arch rivals India and Pakistan intermittently exchange fire at the LoC, despite an agreement in 2003 that a ceasefire should be observed along the working boundary.

The South Asian neighbours have fought two of their three wars since independence in 1947 over Muslim-majority Kashmir, which they both claim in full but rule in part.

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