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Pakistan opens fire on 8 Indian posts in Jammu's Arnia sub

18 September 2017

One person was killed and five others were left injured after Pakistani troops violated ceasefire along the global border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir's Arnia sector.

A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier was killed in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Arnia sector of Jammu district in Jammu and Kashmir state on Friday, media reports said.

The fresh escalation along the worldwide border has come four days after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had at Nowshera issued a stern warning to Pakistan saying that it will have to stop ceasefire violations one day...

Pakistan has been resorting to cease fire violations. The jawan succumbed to injuries on the way to hospital.

A BSF trooper had also lost life in Pakistani shelling two days back and there is no let up in cross border shelling. He is survived by his wife Sushmita Singh.

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The injured are admitted to a government hospital in Jammu.

According to the officials, the Indian BSF targeted the civilian population.

Despite a ceasefire agreement that was reached in November 2003, sporadic skirmishes continue in Kashmir. There have been 285 violations of the border ceasefire agreement of 2003 by Pakistan in the first eight months of this year, according to figures by the Indian Army.

On the other hand, Pakistan has claimed that there have more than 700 ceasefire violations by the Indian troops this year, which resulted in the killing of 32 civilians on their side of the LoC.

Pakistan opens fire on 8 Indian posts in Jammu's Arnia sub