Indian soldier killed in Pakistan firing in Kashmir

Indian soldier killed in Pakistan firing in Kashmir

Pakistani soldiers early Friday fired mortar shells and automatic rifles at border posts in five places in Arnia sector, said D. Parekh, a senior officer with India's Border Security Force. BSF sources said, "One BSF trooper has been killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan rangers".

"As a peaceful country, we never initiated fire from our side but will never hesitate to give befitting reply if compelled", IG BSF said. "The bullet him on the left side of the abdomen and he reached martyrdom during the evacuation", an officer said.

"One BSF trooper has been executed in truce infringement by Pakistan officers".

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The jawan was from Balia district of Uttar Pradesh.

Earlier on Wednesday, Pakistan had accused Indian soldiers of unprovoked firing.

There have been continuous ceasefire violations going on from the Pakistani side along the IB for the last four months. One other civilian was also injured. It urged India to respect the 2003 ceasefire agreement and investigate various incidents that have taken along the LoC. 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.