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Kathua witnesses cross border shelling for second running day

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By: Tariq Shah VOV


On the international border in Kathua district, cross border shelling has been witnessed from the second running day on Monday. Police and reports said that shelling continued and still such incidents are happening and it has alarmed the locals in the area.

The firing from the Pakistani side in Pansar, Karol Krishna and Gurnam border outposts started around 9:40 pm on Sunday, drawing effective retaliation from the Border Security Force (BSF) guarding the IB, the officials said.

The cross-border firing between the two sides continued till 3:10 am, forcing border residents to spend the night in underground bunkers.

No casualty has been reported on the Indian side.

People living in the border areas have been at the receiving end of the situation in the past few weeks as the cross border shelling has increased not only in Kathua but also in Rajouri, Poonch and many sectors in Kashmir valley.

In North Kashmir especially in Uri several civilians were killed and many of them injured while a young man from Uri lost his both legs in the shelling recently.

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