BSF jawan killed in 2nd ceasefire violation today
Srinagar: A BSF jawan was killed and another injured in sniper fire from across the Line of Control (LoC) in the Sunderbani sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, officials said.
They said the incident occurred at the Rakhee post in the evening. The sector is manned by the troops of the 126th battalion of the Border Security Force (BSF).
While a bullet hit Constable P Biswas on the left shoulder, Constable Mansa Ram suffered a gunshot wound to the thigh, they said.
The two jawans were evacuated in a helicopter to the nearest medical facility, but Biswas succumbed to injuries, they added.
The condition of the other jawan is stable, officials said.
The development comes on the same day when the Pakistan Army reportedly violated ceasefire in a separate incident in the state's Kupwara district.
One Army jawan was killed in the violation by the Pakistan Army in Machil sector of Kupwara district.
The Pakistanis used automatics and mortar shells. A civilian house was damaged in the Pakistan shelling in Kamalkote area.
Further details are awaited.
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