Two civilians, including a woman, were killed and at least six injured on January 19 in the heavy shelling by Pakistani troops in RS Pura area of Jammu and Kashmir.
“The Pakistani counterpart initiated heavy firing from RS Pura to Basanter River at around 6:45 am. Our troops responding appropriately,” a BSF spokesman said.
The exchange of fire has come days after Islamabad accused Indian troops of killing four Pakistani soldiers, two civilians and injuring five others in the latest “unprovoked” cease-fire violation.
All the schools which come within the radius of up to 4 kilometres of the International Border have been shut.