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Border tension escalates; 5 dead, 40,000 migrate in J&K

Jammu, May 23 : At least five civilians, including a woman, were on Wednesday killed and nine others were injured in heavy shelling and firing by Pakistani Rangers on civilians areas along IB in Kathua-Jammu sectors.
Today is the 9th day of continuous firing and shelling by Pakistani Rangers along the IB and LoC in Jammu, Kathua and Samba districts.
A senior police officer said two civilians were killed and six injured, including three jawans, in the shelling and firing in Samba that started at 9 am.
The Pakistani Rangers also targeted civilian areas and posts in Kathua district.
In the firing and shelling, three persons were injured and one of them succumbed to injuries on way to hospital, he said adding the injured have been admitted to hospitals.
Confirming the casualties, DGP S P Vaid tweeted, “In a night long shelling and firing from across the border at Jammu International Border Kathua to Akhnoor so far four deaths have taken place and thirty injured. Very sad indeed.”

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