JAMMU, Oct 28 - BSF today said it had killed 15 Pakistani paramilitary personnel over the last one week even as two civilians were killed today on the Indian side in Jammu in cross-border shelling and firing.
Firing mortar shells and using automatic weapons, Pakistani troops targeted civilian areas and forward security posts along the International Border and Line of Control in Jammu, Kathua, Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
BSF said that as per the ammunition used in firing and shelling, it appeared that Pakistani Army is supporting its paramilitary Rangers along the IB.
In retaliatory firing, 15 Pakistani Rangers have been killed since October 21, BSF said.
�As far as the number of casualities on other side is concerned, which our men have seen through our eyes and instruments, 15 Pakistani soldiers have been killed after the sniping incident of Constable Gurnam Singh�, BSF Additional Director General Arun Kumar told reporters here today.
He said a befitting reply was being given to the Pakistani shelling and firing by BSF.
�At 1720 hour yesterday, Pakistan Rangers started unprovoked heavy firing and shelling in Kathua Sector of Jammu which further spread to Hiranagar and Samba. It continued till 0500 hours today in the area of�24 BSF posts,� a senior BSF officer said.
�In the Pakistani shelling, one civilian died in Khour belt of Pallanwala sector today,� Jammu Deputy Commissioner Simrandeep Singh said, adding another civilian was injured in RS Pura sector.
Similarly, one woman Usma Bi, aged 50 years, was killed in shelling by Pakistan on Gohlad village in Mendhar tehsil of Poonch district today, Defence spokesman said.
Another civilian was injured in area, the reports said. � PTI