Published On: Fri, Sep 15th, 2017

BSF jawan martyred in fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistan in J&K’s Arnea

Jammu: A Border Security Force jawan was martyred on Friday in a fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistan rangers in Arnia sub-sector of RS Pura international border in Jammu district.

This is the fifth ceasefire violation by Pakistan in six days

BSF sources said here Pakistan rangers resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions in Arnia sub-sector on Friday morning in which a civilian was also injured.

“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”, BSF sources said.

“Heavy firing exchanges are now going on in these areas,” the sources added.

The martyred jawan has been identified as BSF Constable Brijendra Bahadur Singh. Bahadur, 32, hailed from Vidya Bhawan Naraypur village in Uttar Pradesh’s Balia district.

Panic has gripped scores of border residents living in villages close to the international border in Arnia sub-sector of RS Pura in Jammu district.

Authorities have kept emergency services in readiness to meet any eventuality due to the unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan.

This is the fifth ceasefire violation by Pakistan in six days.

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