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Jammu: Two civilians were injured in overnight shelling by Pakistan Rangers in Samba district of Jammu region, police said on Sunday.

“Pakistan Rangers started shelling and firing at 9:20 PM yesterday (Saturday) on the international border in Samba district,” a senior police officer told IANS in Jammu.

“The BSF (Border Security Force) effectively retaliated and the exchange of fire continued till 3 a.m. today (Sunday),” the officer said.

Two civilians — Kalasho Devi, 40, and Pritam Chand 45, both residents of Mawa village in Samba district were injured due to Pakistan shelling, the officer added.

“The station house officer (SHO) of the area took the injured in a bullet proof vehicle to Samba district hospital where the doctors referred Kalasho Devi to Government Medical College Hospital, Jammu.

“Pakistan army also resorted to indiscriminate shelling and firing in Bobian village on the international border in Kathua district,” the police officer said.

“Pakistan shelling started at 11:30 PM on Saturday and continued till 2:30 AM today (Sunday). Details of any casualty or damage to life and property are awaited,” the officer said.

One civilian was killed and four injured in unprovoked Pakistani firing on the international border in Samba district of Jammu region since Friday (October 23).

Many milch animals were also killed and wounded due to Pakistani shelling.

(IANS)

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President Ram Nath Kovind Pays His Condolences to Former UN Chief Kofi Annan

Annan was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with the UN in 2001 "for their work for a better organised and more peaceful world".

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India condoles former UN chief Kofi Annan's death.
India condoles former UN chief Kofi Annan's death. Flickr

India on Saturday condoled the death of former UN Secretary General and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan with President Ram Nath Kovind expressing his condolences to the former Ghanaian diplomat’s family and the UN community as a whole.

“Sorry to learn of the passing of former Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan,” Kovind said on the Rashtrapati Bhavan Twitter handle.

“My condolences to his family and to the UN community,” he stated.

Annan, 80, died on Saturday in Switzerland after a short illness, with his wife and three children by his side.

“It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that the former Secretary General of the UN and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness,” his family said.

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Annan was the first black African to take up the role of the world’s top diplomat, serving two terms from 1997 to 2006. Flickr

Annan was the first black African to take up the role of the world’s top diplomat, serving two terms from 1997 to 2006. He later served as the UN special envoy for Syria, leading efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict.

He also led a UN commission to investigate the Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar.

The Myanmar government led by Aung San Suu Kyi supported Annan’s recommendations on the crisis in the country’s Rakhine State.

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Annan was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with the UN in 2001 “for their work for a better organised and more peaceful world”.

His tenure as the UN chief coincided with the Iraq war and the HIV/Aids pandemic. (IANS)

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