At least three civilians were injured when Pakistani shells landed in Arnia belt, a Jammu town that lives very close to the global border. The schools have been ordered to be closed within the radius of 1 km to 3 km of IB.
Two Pakistani soldiers were killed in retaliatory action by the BSF yesterday while three Indian jawans were injured in unprovoked firing and shelling by Pakistani troops along the IB and the LoC in Jammu and Poonch districts on Wednesday. The areas which came under the gunfire include Arnia town, Allah, Jeora and Powal villages.
The unprovoked by the Pakistani troops began during the wee hours of Sunday morning.
Initially, all the six injured were admitted to a government hospital in Jammu but unfortunately, one of them succumbed to his injuries. However, condition of Maya Devi was stated to be critical. Soon mortar shells started falling in Arnia town as well causing panic among the people.
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In the firing a nomad Roshan Din son of Satter Din of Jeora lost stock of cattle including a horse in the gunfire.
He said the minister convened the meeting after he had an interaction with the villagers, who lost their livestock in the recent cross-border firing in Sai village.
"We have also made a decision to close schools in Arnia within the radius of 1 to 3 km", he said. Apart from mortars, Pakistan Army was also resorting to firing with heavy machine guns (HMGs), a BSF official said and added Indian troops gave a "befitting response" to the ceasefire violation from the Pakistani side.