One Indian Soldier Killed in Firing By Pakistani Troops

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Intermittent firing continued across the worldwide border in Jammu in which a Border Security Force (BSF) soldier was killed in the wee hours of Friday. "Intermittent fire continued from both sides from midnight till morning", the official added. An unidentified BSF official told IANS that Pakistan had resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions in the RS Pura sector near the International Border. The jawan has been identified as Brijendra Bahadur.

A bullet hit the jawan on the left side of his abdomen and he succumbed to injuries on the way to hospital, the spokesman said.

In the firing, Constable Bijender Bahadur hailing from Uttar Pradesh, who was deployed at a forward post was injured seriously. One civilian is reported injured in the firing which took place in Arnia.

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Villages nearby the global border in Arnia sub-sector is panic stricken. "Fear gripped us after heavy and unprovoked firing and shelling by Pakistan".

On the other hand, Pakistan has claimed that there have more than 700 ceasefire violations by the Indian troops this year, which resulted in the killing of 32 civilians on their side of the LoC.

In a span of five days, this is the sixth ceasefire violation by Pakistan. Episodes of truce infringement by Pakistani troops have expanded strongly this year.

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