One Indian soldier killed in J&K's Kupwara ceasefire violation; 7 Pakistani rangers slain in retaliatory fire

Srinagar:  A soldier was killed on Wednesday, after Pakistan reportedly fired on Indian Army posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, police said. There were also reports of seven Pakistan rangers being killed and many injured in the retaliation by BSF soldiers.

The soldier was killed in Keran sector.

Pakistani troops had earlier violated ceasefire on the international border in the Jammu district consecutively for four days. However, on Tuesday and Wednesday, the border had remained peaceful.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

On Monday, Pakistan Rangers had resorted to heavy shelling across the border in Jammu and Kashmir for the fourth consecutive day, police said.

"They used 81-millimetre mortars, automatics and small weapons to target Indian positions in Arnia sub-sector. "Heavy exchanges which started late on Sunday, continued till 5 am on Monday. Border Security Force (BSF) troops retaliated effectively," police sources had said.

One civilian and a BSF trooper were killed. Six civilians were injured.

Schools in the areas have been closed and many families living in border villages have started migrating to safer places.

With inputs from IANS

Published Date: Sep 20, 2017 03:33 pm | Updated Date: Sep 20, 2017 06:18 pm

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