Pakistani Soldiers Killed In BSF Retaliatory Fire On JK Border

The deceased BSF jawan has been identified as constable Brijender Bahadur Singh. India's Border Security Force (BSF) said that Pakistani soldiers fired at several positions along the volatile worldwide border.

"They used mortars, automatics and small arms to target nine BSF posts in Arnia", the official said. This is the sixth ceasefire violation by Pakistan in a span of five days. On Thursday, two Pakistani soldiers were killed when BSF jawans retaliated to Pakistani attack.

"Heavy firing exchanges are now going on in these areas", the source added. One civilian too has been injured in the incident.

The BSF said that Bahadur, 32, was a resident of Vidya Bhawan Naraypur village in Uttar Pradesh's Balia district.

The Pakistani's troops violated ceasefire by resorting to firing on Indian posts in morning.

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.

However, India has strongly denied Pakistani allegations and said that the incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops have increased sharply this year. He is survived by his wife Sushmita Singh.

Both sides accused each other of ceasefire violations earlier in the week.

Panic gripped border residents living in villages close to the worldwide border after the cross-border firing.

  • Rosalie Stanley