BSF trooper killed in RS Pura, 2 civilians injured in cross border firing
Jammu: A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier was killed and two civilians were injured during a ceasefire violation in RS Pura Sector early on Friday, police sources said. The fresh violation of ceasefire by Pakistan reportedly comes a day ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s J&K visit.
Reports said that Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in the RS Pura.
The firing left constable Sitaram Upadhyay hailing from Giridih, Jharkhand dead. Sitaram had sustained serious injuries during the firing that took place in Arnia Sector.
Meanwhile, two civilians were injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in RS Pura sector, reports said.
Two civilians injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in RS Pura sector are undergoing treatment at a hospital. RC Kotwal, Superintendent of Police, said, ”shelling is still underway. The administration will provide best possible help to civilians.”
Schools within the 3-km radius of the International border, which often come under the cross-border firing, have been declared closed by the state administration.