J&K: One killed, five injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire in Arnia Sector

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A woman, a BSF personnel have been killed and several civilians injured, while several structures including a temple have been damaged in the alleged unprovoked and indiscriminate Pakistani firing and shelling in Arnia sector over the past four days.

Accompanied by senior officials of the health department, Singh interacted with the doctors at the hospital and enquired about the treatment being provided to the victims. "Indian troops initiated an unprovoked Cease Fire Violation (CFV) using mortars and automatics targeting the innocent civil population along the working boundary in Phuklian sector".

One person was killed and five others were left injured after Pakistani troops violated ceasefire along the worldwide border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir's Arnia sector. Currently, the Indian forces are retaliating to the ceasefire violation by Pakistan.

BSF jawan, Brijendra Bahadur Singh, was hit by a bullet at his abdomen, who later succumbed during evacuation process. "An ambulance has already been pressed into service at the shelling affected areas", he said.

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The firing stopped at 6.45am and no loss of human life or injuries to anyone was reported, he added.

They targeted Sai, Treva and Jabowal forward posts of the Border Security Force (BSF).

"Retaliatory fire by BSF killed 2 Pak soldiers", it further said.

There has been a sharp increase in incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops this year. Until August 1, there were 285 such actions by the Pakistan army, while there were 228 in all of 2016, according to the Indian Army, said PTI.