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BSF man killed in Pak firing in Jammu

16 September 2017, 01:00 | Stacy Ballard

BSF jawan Brijendra Bahadur Singh killed in firing by Pakistan in Arnia area of Jammu and Kashmir's RS Pura

BSF Constable Brijendra Bahadur Singh killed in firing by Pakistan in Arnia area of Jammu and Kashmir's RS Pura

The jawan has been identified as Brijendra Bahadur.

A BSF soldier was killed, as Pakistani troops resorted to heavy shelling and firing on border outposts (BoPs) and civilian areas along the International Border in Jammu district on Friday.

"Pakistani troops fired from small and automatic arms also resorted to mortar shelling on BSF positions".

Parekh called the incident a violation of the 2003 ceasefire truce with Pakistan.

Sources said that the BSF engaged in retaliatory firing following which there was intermittent firing reported from other border outposts along the Arnia sub-sector.

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He is a native of Vidya Bhawan Naraypur village in Balia district of Uttar Pradesh.

An Indian paramilitary personnel was killed in firing by Pakistani troops on Friday. A BSF man sustained bullet injuries in abdomen in the Pakistani troops firing. A civilian also got injured in the incident. "BSF troopers are retaliating emphatically and successfully", said BSF sources to IANS news office. Authorities are keeping vigilant with emergency services to meet any eventuality due to the unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan.

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

"Pakistan violated ceasefire around 1 a.m. We hope that this doesn't escalate further", they said.



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