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Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan's ceasefire violation kills BSF soldier in Arnia sector

16 September 2017

Constable Brijendra Bahadur Singh - died after being injured in firing during ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Arnia global border area of RS Pura sector.

The Indian army says a border guard has been killed in cross-border fire from Pakistan in the disputed Kashmir region. On Thursday, two Pakistani soldiers were killed when BSF jawans retaliated to Pakistani attack.

Constable Bijender Bahadur was on duty at forward point along the fence in Arnia sector along the IB when Pakistani Rangers resorted to mortar shelling and small arms fire at about 0020 hours today, said a BSF officer.

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The jawan, identified as identified as Captain Brijendra Bahadur Singh, was succumbed to his injuries. He sustained multiple bullet injuries in the incident and died while being rushed to a hospital. This is the sixth ceasefire violation by Pakistan in a span of five days.

One civilian was also hit. He is survived by his wife Sushmita Singh. The firing, he was told, took place in Phulian sector on the Pakistani side of the de facto border and that also three persons including a woman were injured. Episodes of truce infringement by Pakistani troops have expanded strongly this year.

Authorities have kept emergency services in readiness to meet any eventuality due to the unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan.

Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan's ceasefire violation kills BSF soldier in Arnia sector