Army jawan among 3 killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan

Army jawan among 3 killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan

Jammu: Pakistan Rangers on Saturday again resorted to indiscriminate shelling and firing on Indian security and civilian facilities in two sectors on the global border in Jammu and Kashmir.

"Around 100 outposts of the Border Security Force (BSF) are retaliating effectively to Pakistan firing on the worldwide border".

"The number of casualties at worldwide border has also risen due to unprovoked and indiscriminate firing by the Indian forces". The slain soldier has been identified as Sepoy Mandeep Singh (23), a resident of Alampur village of Sangrur in Punjab.

The ceasefire violations in the forward areas and border villages of Jammu and Kashmir continued on Saturday, in which a dozen people were also injured.

BSF sources said Indian troops inflicted heavy damage on Pakistani troops, killing seven Rangers and destroying four border posts of Pakistan across the International Border.

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Nine people, including 5 civilians, have been killed and 47 injured in ceasefire violations over last three days.

The exchange of fire from both sides had already taken many lives also destroyed many properties in Jammu & Kashmir.

Jammu: Migration of civilians underway after four persons including two troopers and two civilians were killed in widespread ceasefire violation by Pakistan troops; in Jammu on Jan 20, 2018.

Hundreds of people living near the border were evacuated to safer areas by the government as they were falling in the direct firing zone of Pakistan Rangers.

Police said BSF Head Constable Jagpal Singh, injured in Samba district, succumbed to his injuries. The Army retaliated "strongly and effectively", a defence spokesman said in Jammu. Educational institutes have been closed for next three days along the IB and the LoC in Jammu region by authorities in wake of increased tension along the Indo-Pak border, officials said.

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