BSF trooper killed, six others including ASI injured in cross border firing

Evarado Alatorre
May 18, 2018

Jammu: A jawan of the Border Security Force was killed early on Friday in an unprovoked firing along the India-Pakistan International Border (IB) in Arnia sector of Jammu, an official said.

"The firing in RS Pura sector is intermittent", he said.

Two more civilians, who were grievously injured in Pakistan's shelling of Trewa village in Arnia sub-sector, were declared dead at a government medical college and hospital in Jammu while another two have been injured.

The entire border belt has been kept in a state of high alert to prevent any terror strike ahead of the day long visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 19. BSF troops guarding the borderline retaliated and exchanges are going on when reports last came in from the area, he said.

In the exchanges, a BSF jawan suffered injuries and has been hospitalised. He was critically injured at Jabowal BoP around 1:30 am and died en route to GMC Hospital in Jammu.

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On May 15, a 28-year-old BSF officer was killed as Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by opening fire on forward posts to help infiltrators cross the worldwide border in Samba sector. He hailed from Giridih in Jharkhand and joined the force in 2011.

Pakistani troops resorted to firing and mortar shelling in Hiranagar and Samba sectors injuring a BSF constable P K Mishra and a civilian Daulat Ram in Bobbiyan area in early hours of Thursday. Earlier this week, another BSF constable was killed in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the IB. He is survived by a three-year-old son and one-year-old daughter.

A total of four civilian and a Border Security Force (BSF) have lost their lives today in the ceasefire violation from the other side of the border at different places. Troops have also foiled four infiltration bids along the global border since May 12.

"India asked security forces not to launch operations during Ramzan but my husband was killed in firing by Pak.What'll happen by offering compensation?It'll not bring back my husband", Upadhyay's wife said.

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