Soldier killed in Pak firing along IB in Jammu

BSF trooper injured in J&K in Pakistan firing

2 more civilians killed in JK ceasefire violation

This is third day of shelling and firing by Pakistan troops along the global border in Jammu frontier and comes ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow.

Apart from it, an assistant sub-inspector also sustained splinter injuries in Pakistan shelling on the Pittal border outpost.

According to BSF sources, the Pakistani Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling on the IB in Jammu's RSPura, Bishnah and Arnia sectors.

A total of 4 civilians were injured in the overnight firing as mortars were hurled from the Pakistan side at villages in the border area which prompted India to retaliate.

In the exchanges, a BSF jawan suffered injuries and has been hospitalised. "There was no firing and shelling from across the border since yesterday in Kathua and Samba districts", the officer said.

1991 born, constable Sitaram Upadhyay was inducted into the BSF in 2011. He was critically injured at Jabowal BoP around 1:30 am and died en route to GMC Hospital in Jammu.

He is survived by a 3-year-old daughter and one-year-old son.

Yesterday, a BSF officer was among two persons injured when Pakistan Rangers opened fire and lobbed mortars over BOPs and few civilian areas along the worldwide border in Samba and Kathua districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

The troubles had started along the global border in Bobbiyan area of Hiranagar sector in wee hours of Tuesday when BSF foiled an infiltration attempt by militants from Pakistan side.

It was followed by another infiltration bid in Samba sector but the same was foiled by the BSF jawans.

However, there was a lull in the shelling in Kathua and Samba districts.

The wife of Sitaram Upadhyay, the soldier who lost his life in ceasefire violation, raised questions over the government's decision to announce "Ramzan ceasefire".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Jammu on Saturday to inaugurate mega projects and lay foundations of some. "The Centre asks Security Forces not to launch operations in Jammu & Kashmir during the holy month of Ramzan. People are requested not to move out of their houses", he said.

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