December 2001 News

Jammu villages along IB evacuated as Pak resorts to heavy shelling

24 December 2001
The Indian Express

Jammu: Pakistani Rangers resorted to shelling by heavy trajectory weapons from across the International Border, damaging two houses at village Galad in Samba sector near Jammu on Monday afternoon. The shelling caused panic among the local residents, who have started migrating to safer places leaving behind male members at home, BSF sources said. They said six shells, suspected to be of RCL or RPG, had landed in the area and three of them, fell in the village. In view of the mounting tension on the borders, people from Chak Faqira and Chandwa villages (both Samba sector) have already started migrating to safer places. The migration by villagers has also started from Korotana Khurd, Nai Basti and Vidipur (all R.S. Pura sector) in view of the continuous firing by Pakistani Rangers along the International Border for the last few days.


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