Srinagar: A Border Security Forces (BSF) soldier died after Pakistani Rangers opened heavy fire and shot mortars on Indian posts along the 198-km-long international border in Arnia sector of RS Pura in Jammu district on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday, reported Hindustan Times, an Indian newspaper.
The heavy exchange lasted till Friday morning.
The soldier has been identified as constable Brijendra Bahadur Singh, a native of Balia district in Uttar Pradesh.
BSF jawan killed in firing by Pakistan in Arnia area of J&K’s RS Pura, identified as Ct Brijendra Bahadur Singh. One civilian also injured.
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BSF Jammu Frontier DIG Dharmender Pareekh said, “At about 0020 hrs 12.20 am constable Brijendra Bahadur Singh, who was on duty at forwarding point along the fence, was fired upon from Pakistani side and sustained a bullet injury.”
The bullet hit him on the left side of abdomen and as a result died during the evacuation, Pareekh said. The jawan hailed from Vidya Bhawan Naraypur village in Balia district of UP.
The 32-year-old soldier is survived by his parents and wife Sushmita Singh, initial details revealed.
Pareekh said that intermittent fire continued from both sides from since midnight.
BSF Jammu Frontier IG Ram Awtar told Hindustan Times that on Thursday BSF retaliated in Pargwal sector of Akhnoor subdivision in Jammu District and eliminated a Pakistan Ranger.
According to reports, a Pakistani civilian was also killed in the skirmishes.