In the fifth ceasefire violation in six days, a Border Security Force jawan was killed in retaliatory firing by Pakistan Rangers in the Arnia sub-sector in the International Border in the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) district.
According to NDTV reports, Pakistan Rangers resorted to firing, without any provocation, at Indian positions early on Friday morning.
The slain martyr has been identified as BSF Constable Brijendra Bahadur Singh. Singh, 32, who belongs to Baila district in Uttar Pradesh, is survived by his wife Sushmita Singh.
“One BSF trooper has been killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan Rangers. They are using mortars, automatic and small arms to target nine BSF posts in Arnia. BSF troopers are retaliating strongly and effectively”, said BSF sources to IANS news agency.
A civilian is also said to have been injured along with Bahadur Singh.
This comes after Pakistan violated ceasefire on September 13, that injured three Indian jawans in shelling by Pakistani troops, along with the Line of Control (LOC) in the Jammu and Poonch districts of J&K. India retaliated to the unprovoked firing a day later and killed two Pakistani soldiers in the same areas.
It is said that heavy firing continues to ripple through these areas and has caused panic amongst the border residents living in and around the Arnia sub-sector near International Border.
Emergency services have been kept ready to meet any eventuality in the event of further unprovoked firing and ceasefire violation initiated by Pakistan.
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