Pakistan firing kills BSF trooper in J&K

Jammu & Kashmir BSF jawan killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC

One BSF jawan was killed as Pakistan's forces resorted to heavy mortar shelling and firing in Arnia sector along the International Border in Jammu district today. "BSF troopers are retaliating emphatically and successfully", said BSF sources to IANS news office.

Pareekh said that intermittent fire continued from both sides from since mid night.

A BSF official said that Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked small arms firing and mortar shelling in Arnia sector along the International Border (IB) in Jammu at around 8:20 am. BSF Constable Brijendra Bahadur Singh was executed in terminating by Pakistan in Arnia range of Jammu and Kashmir's RS Pura segment.

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The jawan was from Balia district of Uttar Pradesh.

In a span of five days, this is the sixth ceasefire violation by Pakistan.

One civilian was also hit.

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Earlier on Wednesday, Pakistan had accused Indian soldiers of unprovoked firing.

On the other hand, Pakistan has claimed that there have more than 700 ceasefire violations by the Indian troops this year, which resulted in the killing of 32 civilians on their side of the LoC.

However, India has strongly denied Pakistani allegations and said that the incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops have increased sharply this year.

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