BSF Officer Killed, Six Injured in Pakistan Shelling

BSF trooper injured in J&K in Pakistan firing

2 more civilians killed in JK ceasefire violation

A jawan of the Border Security Force (BSF) was killed early Friday morning in an unprovoked firing from Pakistan along the International Border (IB) in Arnia sector of Jammu, an official said.

News Agency reported that the Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in the RS Pura.

Two more civilians, who were grievously injured in Pakistan's shelling of Trewa village in Arnia sub-sector, were declared dead at a government medical college and hospital in Jammu while another two have been injured.

The incidents of unprovoked firing and attempts to infiltrate the IB have increased in the last few days even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to reach Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow as part of an official visit.

BSF Jawan Sita Ram Upadhyay, 28 from Paliganj, Jharkhand deployed at a post in Arnia, was injured seriously in cross-border firing.

The wife of the late jawan said, "India asked security forces not to launch operations during Ramzan; but my husband was killed in firing by Pakistan".

The slain trooper was identified as 28-year-old constable Sitaram Upadhyaya of 192 Battalion.

BSF troops guarding the border retaliated and exchanges were going on at the time reports last came in from the area, a senior BSF officer told PTI. He was critically injured at Jabowal BoP around 1:30 am and died en route to GMC Hospital in Jammu.

A BSF Jawan was martyred in the firing by Pakistan's Rangers in Samba sector on Monday night foiling an infiltration bid by terrorists from across the border while a BSF Jawan and two civilians were injured in Pakistan's shelling in Samba and Hiranagar sectors on Thursday. He is survived by a three-year-old daughter and a one-year-old son.

Four civilians lost their lives in separate incidents of ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.

The troubles had started along the worldwide border in Bobbiyan area of Hiranagar sector in wee hours of Tuesday when BSF foiled an infiltration attempt by militants from Pakistan side. What will happen by offering compensation?

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