“Pakistan Rangers used 81 mm and 82 mm mortars to target over two dozen villages and nearly 30 border outposts of the BSF during the night,” a senior police officer said in Jammu.
“The shelling and firing continued well past midnight. Six villagers belonging to four families were injured due to Pakistan shelling in Bobiya village of Kathua district. They were instantly shifted to hospital by police in bullet proof vehicles,” the officer said.
Extensive damage has been caused to civilian property in Pakistan shelling, the office added.
A mini bus belonging to Pardeep Singh was damaged in Bobiya village while another villager Daljit Singh lost his cow and a buffalo calf.
“Pakistan shelling has affected almost entire international border from Arnia sub-sector in Jammu district, entire Samba district and parts of Kathua district causing damage to houses, roads and agricultural fields,” the police officer said.