According to the information given by the officials, five people, including four civilians and a BSF trooper got killed and 10 others injured in Pakistani shelling and firing on the international border in Jammu district.
Police said the five, including Border Security Force constable Sitaram Upadhyay, were killed by the Pakistan Rangers in R.S. Pura, Arnia and Bishnah sectors. The civilian dead included a 45-year-old woman and three males.
“Ten others, including an assistant sub-inspector of BSF, have been injured and they are being treated in hospital,” a police officer said.
He said that an evacuation of civilians from the affected areas was on because intermittent firing exchanges were going on between the Indian and Pakistani sides. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti expressed grief over the killings at a time when the Indian government has announced a ceasefire in the state.