The martyred BSF jawan has been identified Brijendra Bahadur Singh. One civilian is reported injured in the firing which took place in Arnia. This is the fifth ceasefire violation by Pakistan in six days.
One Border Security Force BSF jawan was martyred on Friday, in yet another ceasefire violation by Pakistan, in Jammu and Kashmir’s RS Pura, reported ANI news agency.
The martyred jawan has been identified as BSF Constable Brijendra Bahadur Singh. One civilian is reported injured in the firing which took place in Arnia.
This is the fifth ceasefire violation by Pakistan in six days, according to PTI.
“One BSF trooper has been killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan rangers. They are using mortars, automatics and small arms to target nine BSF posts in Arnia. BSF troopers are retaliating strongly and effectively”, said BSF sources to IANS news agency.
This latest unprovoked violation by Pakistan follows a similar one on Wednesday, when three Indian jawans were injured in shelling by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control in the Jammu and Poonch districts of J&K. A day later, India retaliated to that unprovoked shelling and killed two Pakistani soldiers in the same areas.
Incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops have increased sharply this year. Until August 1, there were 285 such actions by the Pakistan army, while there were 228 in all of 2016, according to the Indian Army, said PTI.