BSF jawan killed in Pak firing along Jammu border

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"Heavy firing exchanges are going on as BSF troopers retaliated unprovoked, indiscriminate firing by Pakistan", the police officer said at around 11.15 a.m.

"As a peaceful country, we never initiated fire from our side but will never hesitate to give befitting reply if compelled", IG BSF said.

Pakistan Rangers started unprovoked firing and shelling on Indian positions and civilian areas in Arnia sector around 1 am today.

The jawan has been identified as constable Brijendra Bahadur Singh, a native of Balia district in Uttar Pradesh.

There have been continuous ceasefire violations by the Pakistani troops for the past three days.

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A BSF official said Pakistani troops breached border ceasefire in Arnia sector of Jammu region in the midnight.

They said that a bullet hit Bahadur on the left side of his abdomen and succumbed to injuries on the way to hospital.

Panic has gripped scores of border residents living in villages close to the global border of R.S. Pura in Jammu.

An Indian paramilitary personnel was killed in firing by Pakistani troops on Friday. The continued incidents of ceasefire violation by Pakistan has already led to the suspension of cross LoC travel and trade between people living in Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan occupied Kashmir for the last over two months.

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