A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was killed in an unprovoked firing and mortar shelling by Pakistani forces at RS Pura Sector in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.
A Jammu and Kashmir Police officer not willing to be quoted said, “Pakistani forces indiscriminately opened fire at a BSF camp in RS Pura Sector. A BSF jawan suffered serious injuries in the initial round of firing by the Pakistani Rangers.”
“The BSF soldier died due to fatal bullet injuries in the ceasefire violation,” said a senior Jammu and Kashmir police officer.
The officer further added, the Pakistani Rangers started indiscriminate firing at the BSF camp around 9 pm.
Sources in the Line of Control told News Nation that the BSF troopers retaliated to the ceasefire violation.
They said, “On getting a befitting reply from BSF troopers, Pakistani Rangers started shelling mortars.”
"BSF troops are giving a befitting reply," Additional Deputy Commissioner of Jammu Arun Manhas later told PTI.
One BSF personnel died in the heavy shelling, Mr Manhas said. Shells fired by Pakistan landed in Arnia belt and hit several villages as well.
"The district administration has asked all its officers to remain in the state of highest preparedness in view of continuous ceasefire violations by Pakistan," he said.
However, the villagers have not been evacuated so far, the officer added.