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Civilian injured in Pakistan shelling along LoC in J&K’s Kathua

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The intermittent exchange of fire between the BSF and Pakistan Rangers continued till 4.40 a.m. on October 20, officials said.

A civilian was injured on October 20 as Pakistani Rangers shelled mortars along the International Border (IB) in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. The intermittent firing and shelling from across the border overnight was aimed at stalling some construction work in Hiranagar sector, they said.

Pakistani Rangers fired from small arms and shelled mortars in Manyari-Chorgali area around 7.45 p.m. on October 19, drawing retaliation from Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, the officials said.

A house was hit by a mortar shell and caught fire. House owner Syed Ali received minor burn injuries.

The intermittent exchange of fire between the two sides continued till 4.40 a.m. on October 20, the officials said.

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