Pakistan targets 60 BSF posts, over 80 villages in fresh shelling along the border in J&K

Jammu, Oct 9: Situation in Jammu and Kashmir remains tense as firing from Pakistan is on for the fourth straight day in all seven sectors along the International Border. Two Indian women have been killed in overnight shelling that took place on Thursday by Pakistani forces along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan rangers targetted 60 Border Security Force (BSF) outposts and over 80 villages in fresh mortar shelling and firing in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts along the International Border.

According to sources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given the Army and Border Security Force a free hanf to tackle ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops. A team under National Security Advidor (NSA) Ajit Doval is currently monitoring the situation.

"The PM has told the NSA that there is no question of succumbing to Pakistan. The PM said that there will be no talks with the Pakistan border forces till firing stops," sources said.

There has been no end to the ceasefire violations by Pakistan in the month of October and villagers have been advised to stay indoors.

MoS PMO Jitendra Singh, who visited the Indo-Pak border firing zone, hoped that the situation would normalise in a few days. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, meanwhile, directed the BSF to continue retaliating to Pakistani firing.

Seven people have died and more than 60 have been injured in the incessant firing by Pakistani troops over the past eight days.

Meanwhile, the border villages wear a deserted look with thousands having taken shelter in camps for their safety. People visit their houses during the day to check on their livestock which is their only livelihood and leave their homes to go back to safety again before the shelling begins.

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