A Border Security Force (BSF) head constable and two civilians were killed and three others injured on Friday after Pakistan violated ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba sector.
“BSF head constable Jagpal Singh was killed in indiscriminate firing and shelling by Pakistan Rangers on the international border,” police said on Friday.
As per police officials, the injured civilians were shifted to a hospital.
Earlier on Friday, two civilians were killed and three others were injured in Pakistani shelling on civilian facilities in Arnia sub-sector of RS Pura in Jammu district.
Police said, “The Pakistani troops resorted to indiscriminate shelling and firing at 20 border outposts of the BSF along the international border in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts.”
“Pakistan Rangers resorted to heavy firing and shelling along the IB in several areas in RS Pura, Arnia and Ramgarh sectors since 0640 hours,” a BSF officer said.
India and Pakistan frequently accuse each other of violating a 2003 ceasefire agreement.
According to media reports, residents of border villages along the international border in the three districts panicked over the intense shelling.