Jammu & Kashmir

Civilian, two BSF personnel injured as India-Pakistan armies exchange fire along IB border

An armed forces personnel stands deployed in JK's border area near Line of Control. [FPK File Photo/ Vikar Syed].

Jammu: A civilian and two Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were injured after armies of India and Pakistan exchange fire along the International Border (IB) in the Arnia and Suchetgarh sectors of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday night.

Their condition was said to be stable. According to India Today, the firing from Pakistani side began at around 8pm in the Arnia sector and Indian Army retaliated the “unprovoked firing befittingly”.

A local in Jammu’s Arnia told PTI, “The firing incident started in the evening. Such an incident is happening after four years. We have children with us, so it is a matter of grave concern as not all houses have bunkers.”

Four to five posts are involved in the firing on both sides, a BSF official told news agency PTI. The injured personnel were shifted to the GMC Hospital in Jammu for specialised treatment, the official said.

On whether there were any losses to Pakistani posts, he said it would be known in the morning.

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