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BSF jawan killed in Pak firing along IB in Jammu

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

A of the was killed early today in an unprovoked firing along the India-International Border (IB) in sector of Jammu, an said.

"Firing in Heeranagar area was on during the intervening night of May 16 and 17 in which one BSF trooper was injured. Yesterday, during the daytime, it stopped but resumed firing last night in the sector which claimed the life of a early today," a senior of the border guarding force said.

The added that in the R S Pura sector of the IB in Jammu, unprovoked shelling of mortars and heavy fire from the Pakistani side started at about 4 am today which was being "suitably countered" by the BSF units.

"The firing in the R S Pura sector has stopped now," he said.

The incidents of unprovoked firing and attempts to infiltrate the IB have increased in the last few days even as is expected to reach and tomorrow as part of an official visit.

A BSF was killed along the border area earlier this week in a similar incident.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 06:55 IST