BSF jawan killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC

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A senior officer with India's Border Security Force, D. Parekh, said Pakistani soldiers fired mortar shells and automatic rifles at five locations in Arnia sector on Friday.

In the firing, Constable Bijender Bahadur hailing from Uttar Pradesh, who was deployed at a forward post was injured seriously. One civilian has also been injured.

Pakistan has accused India of committing more than 700 ceasefire violations in the first nine months of this year which has resulted in the killing of 32 Pakistani civilians.

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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.

The Indian army says a border guard has been killed in cross-border fire from Pakistan in the disputed Kashmir region. He is made due by his better half Sushmita Singh. "BSF troopers are retaliating strongly and effectively", said BSF sources to IANS news agency.

Both sides accused each other of ceasefire violations earlier in the week. "However, relief camps have already been identified so that border residents can be shifted to safer places in case of emergency", Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, Rajeev Ranjan told Rising Kashmir. India's Border Security Force (BSF) said that Pakistani soldiers fired at several positions along the volatile worldwide border. There has been persistent truce infringement by the Pakistani troops for as long as three days.

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