Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan's ceasefire violation kills BSF soldier in Arnia sector

Indian Army is strongly retaliating to the ceasefire

An official from the force said 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 Friday.

The 32-year-old officer had a place with Vidya Bhawan Naraypur town in Uttar Pradesh's Balia locale. One other civilian was also injured.

A bullet hit the man on the left side of his abdomen and he succumbed to injuries on the way to hospital, a BSF officer said.

An Indian border guard was killed Friday after Pakistani soldiers fired at several positions along the volatile border in disputed Kashmir, an Indian paramilitary officer said. He is made due by his better half Sushmita Singh. "BSF troopers are retaliating strongly and effectively", BSF sources were quoted as saying by the IANS news agency.

Meanwhile, panic spread in villages near to the worldwide border in Arnia sub-sector.

Speaking to media, Deputy Chief Minister condemned the killing and said that India will give Pakistan a befitting reply.

The officials said the Pakistan Rangers violated the ceasefire agreement for the third consecutive day between the intervening night of September 14 and 15 in Arnia sector of the IB, resulting into the death of BSF constable Bijender Bahadur.

Despite a ceasefire agreement that was reached in November 2003, sporadic skirmishes continue in Kashmir.

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