In an escalation of cross-border military confrontation, 8 civilians were on Tuesday killed and 22 injured in Jammu region due to Pakistani shelling, prompting a strong retaliation by Indian army which killed two Pakistani soldiers.
Since early morning, Pakistan troops resorted to heavy shelling of hamlets and military posts in Samba, Jammu, Poonch and Rajouri districts along the International Border (IB) and the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.
Here are the live updates:
#Discussed during high level meet chaired by HM: Border security, strong action be taken against those who are worsening the situation in J&K
#Befitting reply be given to activities happening on border, incidents of edu institutions being set on fire in J&K also discussed in meet
#45 border schools closed down in Samba(J&K): Deputy Commissioner Sheetal Nanda
#Jammu District Magistrate orders closure of all 174 border schools in Jammu region
#BSF says it destroyed 14 posts of Pakistani Rangers in retaliatory action in Ramgarh and Arnia sectors of Jammu region
RS Pura (J&K): People being rescued as ceasefire violation by Pakistan continues along the border. pic.twitter.com/LyFdAH9Ad6— ANI (@ANI_news) November 1, 2016
#Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh summoned by Pakistan foreign office over civilian deaths
#HM Rajnath Singh calls high level meeting. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, NSA Ajit Doval and other senior MHA officials attending the meeting.
#Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh strongly protested and told Pakistan Foreign Office that there are civilian deaths on Indian side
#BSF targeted Pakistan Rangers posts across International Border and caused heavy damage to around 14 Pak posts in retaliatory fire
#8 civilians killed due to Pak shelling, 2 Pak soldiers killed
#Urge the political leadership in New Delhi and Islamabad to take effective and urgent measures to de-escalate the situation: J&K CM
#I am deeply pained over the fresh spate of civilian killings, including children and women, in border shelling: J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti
#J&K Governor Narinder Nath Vohra meets HM Rajnath Singh, briefs him about the situation in the state
Nowshera(J&K): Civilians injured in ceasefire violation admitted to hospital pic.twitter.com/McqKdvMYUN— ANI (@ANI_news) November 1, 2016
#J&K: Three Pakistani shells strike a market in Mendhar sector, 5 injured
# Death toll rises to 7
#One more civilian dies in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Ramgarh sector of Samba (J&K)
#Total number of civilian deaths due to ceasefire violations by Pakistan in Rajouri and Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir now rises to 6.
#Two women killed in Pakistan ceasefire violations in Paniyari village in J&K's Rajouri district
#One more civilian killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Ramgarh sector of Samba district, Jammu and Kashmir. Death toll: 4
#2 boys died and 8 other injured in firing by Pakistan in Ramgarh sector of Samba district, Jammu and Kashmir
#3 civilians injured in Pakistan firing in Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district
#One 19-year old girl killed in firing by Pakistan in Ramgarh sector of Samba district, Jammu and Kashmir
3 patients have been brought from RS Pura Sector, they have sustained splinter injuries, treatment going on: Doctor Naseeb Chand Dhingra pic.twitter.com/ihcoFWMxIN— ANI (@ANI_news) November 1, 2016
Two civilians injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Arnia sector of RS Pura district (J&K), injured taken to hospital pic.twitter.com/3CaLev40lQ— ANI (@ANI_news) November 1, 2016
Meanwhile, Indian security forces are engaged in an encounter with 2 militants who are believed to be hold up inside a house in Bandipore sector of Jammu and Kashmir.