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Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K's Arnia, one BSF jawan killed in firing

Pakistan Rangers are said to have resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions on Friday morning

IANS  |  Jammu 

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A Border Security Force trooper was killed on Friday in ceasefire violation by in Arnia sub-sector of the international border in the Jammu district.

sources said resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions in Arnia sub-sector on Friday morning.

"One trooper has been killed in ceasefire violation by They are using mortars, automatics and small arms to target nine posts in Arnia. BSF troopers are retaliating strongly and effectively", said a BSF source.

"Heavy firing exchanges are now going on in these areas," the source added.

Panic has gripped scores of border residents living in villages close to the international border in the Arnia sub-sector of RS Pura in the Jammu district.

Authorities have kept emergency services in readiness to meet any eventuality due to the unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan.

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First Published: Fri, September 15 2017. 09:50 IST