The Pakistan Rangers restored to indiscriminate firing on villages and posts in Arnia sub-sectors of the international border in Kashmir. This resulted in the death of 5 civilians and 29 were injured.
Shelling from the Pakistani side was so heavy that mortar shells have fallen inside the Arnia bus stand which is more than 4 km away from the international border.
Panic gripped the border villages in Arnia and the nearby places. Residents of many villages in Arnia have started migrating to safer zones.
Officials of civil and police administration have rushed to ensure that the damage of life and property is minimized.
This is the 11th time Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire since October 1. There have been seven ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch.
Rajnath Singh has warned Pakistan to immediately stop shelling along the LoC.