Two people were injured in heavy firing by Pakistan across the international border in Arnia area, about 25 km from Jammu city, on Friday night. The Pakistani troops targeted six border-out-posts of the Border Security force (BSF).
"Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing and mortar shellings last evening in Arnia sector. Two civilians were injured, though there was not any causality to Border Security Force (BSF) personnel. We exercised maximum restraint but eventually fired back in a calibrated manner," a BSF official said.
The firing started at about 7.30 pm on Friday morning and continued intermittently till early Saturday morning. The injured included a 10-year-old boy. There was loss of livestock at Kaku-de-Kothe village, which was worst hit by the firing. Some houses were also damaged in firing.
On Friday evening, a 16-yr-old girl had died in the Pak firing along the line of control in Poonch area. Earlier, Pakistan had fired for 45 days along the international border from mid-July to August this year, which was the longest since the 1971 war.