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BSF Jawan Killed as Pakistan Violates Ceasefire in Jammu

Border Security Force (BSF) personnel patrol along the International Border in RS Pura sector in Jammu. Credit: PTI

Border Security Force (BSF) personnel patrol along the International Border in RS Pura sector in Jammu. Credit: PTI

Jammu: A Border Security Force jawan was today killed as Pakistani troops opened fire and shelled Indian positions along the international border in RS Pura sector of Jammu.

“BSF troops are giving a befitting reply,” additional deputy commissioner of Jammu, Arun Manhas, said.

A BSF personnel died in the heavy shelling. He has been identified as head constable Suresh. He was a native of Tamil Nadu.

The firing and shelling on the border outposts and civilian areas in RS Pura sector started at 9 pm yesterday, a BSF official said.

Shells fired by Pakistan landed in Arnia belt and hit several villages as well.

“The district administration has asked all its officers to remain in a state of highest preparedness in view of continuous ceasefire violations by Pakistan,” he said.

However, the villagers have not been evacuated so far, he said.

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