Srinagar: A BSF jawan was killed in ceasefire violation on Saturday by Pakistani troops in Macchil sector along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
28-year-old Constable Koli Nitin Subhash, hailing from Sangli in Maharashtra, was martyred on Saturday morning in firing by Pakistani security forces, a BSF official said.
(In pic): Constable Nitin Subhash of BSF lost his life in Machil sector while retaliating to the ceasefire violations by Pakistan. pic.twitter.com/d4iHBnZmib
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Subhash had joined BSF in 2008 and is survived by his wife and two sons aged four years and two years.
The fresh casualty came hours after terrorists, aided by the cover fire by Pakistani Army, last night crossed the Line of Control in the sector. They killed an Indian army jawan and mutilated his body prompting the Indian army to warn that "the incident will be responded to appropriately".
Four army and three BSF personnel have died in the latest escalation along the boundary with Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistan Rangers also violate ceasefire in RS Pura and Kathua sectors along International Border on Saturday.
In last night's attack, one attacker was killed in the incident.
"In an encounter close to the Line of Control this evening, one solider was martyred and one terrorist was killed. The terrorists mutilated the body of the jawan before fleeing back into Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir under the cover of firing by Pakistan Army," an army spokesman said.
He said the incident reflected the barbarism pervading in official and unofficial organisations in Pakistan.
Two civilians were killed and as many injured on Friday after Pakistani troops had pounded civilian areas and forward India posts with 120 mm mortar shells and automatic weapons in Jammu, Kathua, Poonch and Rajouri districts.
BSF on Friday said that it killed 15 Pakistani soldiers till now in retaliatory firing along IB.
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Updated Date: Oct 29, 2016 11:13:16 IST