A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was killed in an unprovoked firing by Pakistani forces at Samba Sector in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.
Jammu and Kashmir Police said, “Pakistani forces indiscriminately opened fire at the BSF camp in Samba sector. The BSF retaliated to the unprovoked firing.”
“The BSF soldier died due to fatal bullet injuries in the ceasefire violation,” said a senior Jammu and Kashmir officer.
According to Union Home Ministry data, Pakistani forces have violated the ceasefire along the International Border and Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir more than 720 times in 2017, the highest in past seven years.
The data further states that Pakistani forces have violated ceasefire 724 times along the LoC till October in comparison to 449 times in 2016.
At least 12 civilians and 17 security personnel were killed in the firing from across the border till October. A total of 79 civilians and 67 security personnel were also injured in the firing.
The truce between India and Pakistan along the Line of Control and the Actual Ground Position Line in Jammu and Kashmir came into force in November 2003.