Pak violates ceasefire, BSF jawan killed in firing in Nowgam

Srinagar/Jammu: A BSF jawan was today killed in firing in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control in Nowgam sector of Kashmir valley.

"Pakistani troops opened unprovoked firing towards our positions in Nowgam sector of north Kashmir at around 3.50 pm today," a BSF spokesman said in Srinagar.

One of our constables was killed in firing by Pakistani troops, he added.

In Jammu, Pakistan Rangers also resorted to repeated ceasefire violations and targeted Border Out Posts (BoPs) along the Indo-Pak border in the district, prompting BSF troops to retaliate.

Pakistani Rangers resorted to small arms firing on BoPs along the International Border (IB) in Arnia sector of Jammu district at 18:52 hours and 19:15 hours today, a BSF officer said in Jammu.

"They fired 25 to 30 rounds at BSF posts, he said, adding that BSF troops guarding the borderline with Pakistan took position and retaliated. The firing stopped at 18:55 hours.

The firing by Pakistani Rangers resumed at 19:15 hours and the exchange between Pakistani Rangers and BSF troops continued for over 80 minutes and stopped at 20:35, he said, adding that there was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing.

Firing again erupted and was continuing intermittently till last reports came in from the area, the officer said.

Earlier, Pakistani Rangers violated the ceasefire and fired at two BoPs along IB in R S Pura sector of Jammu district on June 22.

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