Eyewitnesses told DH over the phone that Pakistani troops used small, automatic weapons and mortar shells to target border hamlets. The sound of heavy shelling could be heard from five kilometres' area along the border, they said. The terrified villagers rushed to take shelter in safer areas, including bunkers.
This year, the number of people killed in over 850 incidents of Pakistani shelling along IB and Line of Control (LoC) in the state has risen to 43. The deceased include 18 security personnel and 25 civilians.
Ten civilians, including a minor boy, were injured in a grenade attack in Bijbehara area of south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Wednesday.
Police said a grenade was lobbed at a security forces' vehicle. It missed the target and exploded on a roadside, leaving 10 civilians, including a 12-year-old boy, injured.