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Pakistan violates ceasefire near Jammu, woman killed

A BSF jawan was injured in sniper fire by Pakistan Rangers along the border in the Kanachak sector, 20 km from Jammu, on Wednesday morning.

india Updated: Jul 16, 2015 02:19 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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A woman was killed and four people, including a BSF jawan, were injured in unprovoked firing by Pakistan along the border in the Kanachak sector, 20 km from Jammu, on Wednesday morning.

Firing from both the sides has since stopped. A BSF official said there hasn't been any firing after 12 pm.

It is the first civilian killing in border firing after India and Pakistan decided to resume dialogue. The death comes two days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu on Friday.

Border Security Force (BSF) officials said the Rangers started unprovoked firing on forward posts at 8.45 am. BSF personnel retaliated and the heavy exchange with mortar shells ensued. The mortar shells fired by Pakistan damaged some buildings in the area.

The injured jawan was rushed to the nearby BSF hospital, where his condition was said to be critical.

Last week, an army personnel was injured in sniper fire by the Pakistan army in the Poonch sector.

First Published: Jul 15, 2015 11:52 IST