Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu region; one civilian killed

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Srinagar, Oct 24: After over a month-long lull, Pakistani troops on Friday violated the ceasefire along the International Border in Jammu region, killing one civilian and injuring two others.

"At about 1705 hours, Pakistan Rangers started unprovoked firing, targeting BSF Naka mound and civil Labourer in the Samba sector, who were carrying out construction work of culvert well inside the Indian territory," a BSF spokesman said.

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The BSF gave a befitting reply to the Pakistani firing, he said, adding the exchange of fire stopped at 17:30 hours.

As per initial reports, three civilians working on the construction of the culvert received bullet injuries, the BSF spokesman said.

Police said one of the injured died on way to the hospital where the other injured were undergoing treatment.

"One of the injured has succumbed to his injuries on way to the hospital. The other injured are undergoing treatment at district hospital Samba. We are yet to ascertain the identity of the deceased," SSP Samba Joginder Singh told PTI.

Today's ceasefire violation from the Pakistani side came after a lull of more than a month.

The ceasefire violations, which had become a routine, had stopped after the Director General (DG)-level talks between BSF and Pakistan Rangers on September 12.


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