During early hours of Monday morning Pakistani rangers carried out unprovoked firing and shelling from Suchetgarh sector in R S Pura to Pargwal in Akhnoor sector along the International Border. In the firing, a BSF head constable was killed and an ASI was among the three injured. Two women were also injured in the Pakistani shelling in Akhnoor.
The deceased has been identified as Sushil Kumar of Pahova in Kurukshetra district of Haryana and the injured ASI as R D Puri, official sources said that the shelling was still ongoing. And the injured women have been identified as Parkasho Devi of Gajanso and Krishna Devi of Treva, sources said that the BSF was retaliating at all the places. (Indian Express)
More than two dozen BSF posts were attacked in the intense shelling and it lasted for more than two-three hours, sources said. The shelling is so intense that it is audible even in areas situated nearly 20 kms away from the International Border.
There were also reports of damage to civilian property and death of cattle, but the details have not been confirmed by officials. Largely, people have remained indoors, waiting for the shelling to stop.
Earlier on Sunday evening, after a lull of nearly 48 hours, Pakistani Rangers had violated ceasefire by resorting to two-three small bursts of fire between duty points at 6.20 pm. “No border petrol vehicle was targeted,” an official spokesperson had said.