Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K, BSF jawan killed

The local administration has asked all schools with 3 km from the International Border to remain closed

The local administration has asked all schools with 3 km from the International Border to remain closed

A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was injured on Thursday as the armies of India and Pakistan exchanged fire along the global border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district.

In January this year, residents of the RS Pura sector were forced to leave their homes in the wake of the ceasefire arrangement being repeatedly violated by Pakistan.

In the heavy Pakistan shelling in R S Pura and Arnia sectors, four civilians including a couple were killed and 12 others injured, Additional District Development Commissioner Arun Manhas told PTI.

The fresh violation comes by Pakistan reportedly comes ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's J&K visit scheduled on Saturday. One BSF constable had also attained martyrdom in the cross border firing.

The BSF personnel retaliated effectively to the firing while intermittent exchange of fire at some places was still continuing.

On May 15, a 28-year-old BSF officer was killed as Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by opening fire on forward posts to help infiltrators cross the worldwide border in Samba sector.

1991 born, constable Sitaram Upadhyay was inducted into the BSF in 2011.

Mourning the death Border Security Force's Sitaram Upadhyay, killed in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan, his wife lashed out at the Government which promised to suspend operations against terrorists in the valley during the holy month of Ramzan.

Yesterday, a BSF officer was among two persons injured when Pakistan Rangers opened fire and lobbed mortars over BOPs and few civilian areas along the worldwide border in Samba and Kathua districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

Within a few hours of unilateral ceasefire by the Centre, a 23-year-old boy identified as Hilal Ahmad Parrey was found killed in an orchard in North Kashmir's Hajin area of Bandipura.

Several civilian pockets in the area were also hit hard as heavy firing continued till early Thursday morning.

It was followed by another infiltration bid in Samba sector but the same was foiled by the BSF jawans.

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