Three killed in indiscriminate Pakistan shelling in Jammu

Jammu: Three civilians were killed and nine injured on Friday in heavy and indiscriminate shelling by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

“Three civilians were killed and nine injured in indiscriminate shelling by Pakistan Rangers in R.S. Pura sector of the International Border in Jammu district,” a senior police officer told IANS.

Subhash Chander, 45, and Bimla Devi, 42, both residents of Sai Khurd village, and Pawan Kumar, 55, who lived in Abdullian village, were killed.

The injured have been shifted to a hospital.

Pakistan Rangers resorted to shelling and firing at 1 a.m. on Friday and firing exchanges are still on.

Police said the Pakistani side also used automatics and machine guns to fire indiscriminately in the area. Many civilians areas have come under heavy shelling by Pakistan.

The Indian side has appropriately retaliated, he added.