BSF jawan killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC

BSF jawan killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC

"Pakistani troops fired from small and automatic arms also resorted to mortar shelling on BSF positions".

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. The crossfire continued from midnight till the morning hours of Friday.

He is a native of Vidya Bhawan Naraypur village in Balia district of Uttar Pradesh. He is survived by his wife Sushmita Singh. "BSF troopers are retaliating strongly and effectively", said BSF sources to IANS news agency.

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"Pakistan is violating ceasefire out of frustration and we are giving appropriate reply to them", the IG told reporters on the sidelines of wreath laying ceremony of BSF jawan who attained marytrdom in cross border firing.

A civilian was also injured in Pakistani troops firing, a police official said. "The deliberate targeting of civilians is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity and global human rights and humanitarian laws", Foreign Affairs Ministry of Pakistan said. It urged India to respect the 2003 ceasefire agreement and investigate various incidents that have taken along the LoC. Authorities are keeping vigilant with emergency services to meet any eventuality due to the unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan. Until August 1, there were 285 such actions by the Pakistan army, while there were 228 in all of 2016, according to the Indian Army, said PTI.

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