A BSF man and an eight-year-old boy were killed and three others injured on Monday as India and Pakistan exchanged heavy fire and shelling in several sectors along the International Border in Jammu district.
Official said that Pakistani troops fired mortar bomb shells and fired from automatic weapons, targeting over 25 border out posts (BoPs) and civilian villages in several sectors along the International Border (IB) in Jammu district of Jammu and Kashmir.
"Pakistan Rangers opened indiscriminate firing and mortar shelling on forward BoPs and civilian areas in several sub sectors along IB (in Jammu district) overnight," a senior BSF officer said.
There has been firing of small and automatic weapons and shelling of mortar bombs on over 25 BoPs and civilian areas in R S Pura, Arnia, Suchetgarh, Kanachak, Pargwal sub sectors of Jammu district since last night and it is still on, the officer said.
"In the firing and shelling, one BSF man was killed and another injured," officer said, adding that the BSF troops guarding IB were giving a befitting reply.
The deceased man has been identified as Constable Susheel Kumar.
The injured was identified as ASI R D Puri. He suffered a bullet injury in firing at Abdullian, RS Pura.
The deceased kid has been identified as Vicy Kumar.
Police said two women were also injured in the firing in R S Pura sector and have been hospitalised. (With PTI inputs)