Soldier killed in Pak firing along IB in Jammu

18 May, 2018, 12:23 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Soldier killed in Pak firing along IB in Jammu

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

"The firing in RS Pura sector is intermittent", he said.

In the heavy Pakistan shelling in R.S. Pura and Arnia sectors, five civilians have been injured and evacuated to hospitals by police in bullet proof vehicles, a police officer said.

This is third day of shelling and firing by along the IB in Jammu frontier and comes ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow.

In the ceasefire violation in RS Pora, a BSF constable was killed and 2 civilians were injured.

The firing and mortar shelling along the IB in Samba district started around 2 am, while it started at around 10 PM last night in Kathua's Hiranagar sector.

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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. He is survived by a three-year-old son and a one-year-old daughter.

BSF IG, Ram Awtar said they Indian forces are giving a befitting reply to Pakistan's unprovoked firing.

An officer said, "Pakistan Rangers violated the ceasefire and resorted to heavy and unprovoked mortar shelling and firing along the IB on 10 to 15 BoPs in Samba and Kathua districts since last night".

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. Troops have also foiled four infiltration bids along the global border since May 12.

The district authorities also closed down educational institutions falling in the 5 km radius of the global border.

"India asked security forces not to launch operations during Ramzan but my husband was killed in firing by Pak.What'll happen by offering compensation?It'll not bring back my husband", Upadhyay's wife said.

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