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Eight civilians injured in Pakistan firing

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Jammu: Eight civilians were injured Thursday evening after Pakistani troops fired at the international border in Kanachak, Ranbir Singh (R.S.) Pura, Suchetgarh and Abdullian areas of Jammu and Kashmir.

A senior police officer told IANS that Pakistan Rangers used mortars, rockets and automatic weapons to target Border Security Force (BSF) posts in the Jammu region.

He said, "A Pakistani shell exploded in Garkhal village, injuring eight people, including four women and a child, all from the same family.

"The injured have been shifted to a hospital. BSF troops retaliated to the unprovoked shelling and firing by Pakistan, using same calibre weapons.

"Pakistani troops also resorted to shelling and light weapons, firing at BSF posts in R.S. Pura, Suchetgarh and Abdullian areas of the international border this (Thursday) evening. BSF retaliated in these areas and till last reports came in, exchange of fire was continuing."

IANS

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