J&K: One killed, five injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire in Arnia Sector
This was the third violation by Pakistani forces in the Arnia sector in last 2 days.
New Delhi: One person was killed and five others were left injured after Pakistani troops violated ceasefire along the international border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir's Arnia sector.
#UPDATE on ceasefire violation in J&K's Arnia Sector: Firing stopped this morning; number of civilians injured rises to 6.
— ANI (@ANI) September 17, 2017
Initially, all the six injured were admitted to a government hospital in Jammu but unfortunately, one of them succumbed to his injuries.
Talking to ANI, a senior BSF officer said,"From midnight till this morning, there were exchanges of fire and shelling in Arnia sector in the area of 6-8 BOPs of BSF. The firing stopped at 0645 hours this morning."
Meanwhile, this was the third violation by Pakistani forces in the Arnia sector in last 2 days.
There have been continuous ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the IB for the past four days, in which one BSF jawan was killed and a few others were injured.
Earlier on September 15, one Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was killed in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir's RS Pura sector.
The jawan, identified as Captain Brijendra Bahadur Singh, later succumbed to his injuries.
Two Pakistani soldiers were killed in retaliatory action by the BSF on Thursday, while three Indian jawans were injured in unprovoked firing and shelling by Pakistani troops along the IB and the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Poonch districts on Wednesday.
Incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops have increased sharply this year. Till August 1, there have been 285 such actions by the Pakistan army, while in 2016, the number was significantly less at 228 for the entire year, according to figures by the Indian Army.
(With inputs from agencies)