Firing de-escalates along IB in Jammu, Samba
On October 8, two women of a family were killed and 15 others injured in heavy mortar shelling and firing by Pakistani troops along the IB.
Five villagers were killed and 34 injured on the intervening night of October five and six in heavy mortar shelling and firing from across the IB and LoC in Jammu and Poonch sectors, triggering strong condemnation by India.
On October 3, Pakistani troops and rangers violated ceasefire four time by shelling forward areas and villages along the LoC and IB in Gulmarg sector of Kashmir Valley and Poonch and Jammu sector in Jammu region in which a girl was killed and six persons were injured.
On October two, Pakistani troops targeted border hamlets in forward areas along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district by shelling them with mortar bombs and firing resulting in injuries to six civilians.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had said yesterday that the only way for Pakistan to normalise the situation is to silence its guns.
“The easiest way, if Pakistan wants to normalise the situation, is to silence its guns. If they stop shelling, I am sure that everyone will stop from here. And that will put an end to this,” he said.
“Pakistan is deliberately targeting civilian areas and that is evident from the number of the casualties that have occurred on this side,” he had said.
To disrupt the upcoming Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the militant leadership in Pakistan is desperate to push in large number of militants into the Indian side to carry out terrorism-related activities, Army officials have said.