Two civilians killed, four Armymen injured in Pak. shelling

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This is third ceasefire violation along Indo-Pak border in J&K in past three days.

Two civilians were killed and four soldiers injured as Pakistan Rangers resorted to shelling and firing on Saturday morning in a fresh ceasefire violation in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. Over 50 schools were closed.

The deceased were identified as 15-year-old Asiya and her father Haji Tufail, residents of Rajouri’s Nowshera area.

After Nowshehra, Pakistan resorted to heavy shelling in Manjakote in the adjoining Rajouri district.

Police officials said heavy cross-border firing and shelling started in the villages of Khori, Dhanaka, Jhangad and Khamba at 7:30 a.m. Pakistani troops used 120 mm mortar shells, they said.

Four Army personnel are feared injured in the shelling. However, there is no official confirmation of the same.

Ceasefire violations, which continued intermittently this week and left a woman dead, have already displaced 96 villagers in the border district.

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