A BSF jawan died on Thursday and six other civilians were injured in firing from across the border in RS Pura and Arnia sectors in Jammu district. The Border Security Force also retaliated to the firing from the Pakistani side.
“The jawan, a head constable, received splinter injuries in the ceasefire violation and succumbed to his injuries,” a senior BSF official said.
The jawan identified as Jitendra Kumar was a native of Motihari district in Bihar.
“There was heavy firing and mortar shelling on BoPs and villages along IB in R S Pura and Arnia sectors of Jammu district overnight and continued till this morning”, a police officer said.
In the shelling, six civilians were injured in Khopra Basti belt in RS Pura this morning, he added. BSF troops
According to a BSF officer, Pakistani posts started firing heavy mortars towards the Indian side at 2035 hours.
“Heavy mortar shells were fired towards Arnia last night”, Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, Simrandeep Singh said.
On Wednesday, an officer of the Border Security Force was injured when a shell fired by Pakistani Rangers exploded near him in RS Pura sector along the International Border in Jammu.
As many as 16 people mostly women have been injured in the cross border firing in the RS Pura sector in the past two days.
(With inputs from PTI)