One Border Security Force (BSF) jawan and four civilians were killed in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir's RS Pora and Arnia sectors in wee hours of Friday.
In the ceasefire violation in RS Pora, a BSF constable was killed and 2 civilians were injured. Then later in a ceasefire violation in Arnia, two civilians were killed. The total number of civilans killed is now 4, while one security personnel in injured.
The martyred BSF constable, Sitaram Upadhyay, hailed from Jharkhand, and is survived by a three-year-old daughter and a one-year-old son, reported ANI.
Earlier, the administration declared schools within 3 kms radius of International border be closed.
"Firing in Heeranagar area was on during the intervening night of May 16 and 17 in which one BSF trooper was injured. Yesterday, during the daytime, it stopped but Pakistan resumed firing last night in the Arnia sector which claimed the life of a jawan early today," PTI quoted a senior official of the border guarding force as saying.
As per reports, unprovoked shelling of mortars and heavy fire from the Pakistani side started at about 4 am today which was being "suitably countered" by the BSF units.
The incidents of unprovoked firing and attempts to infiltrate the IB have increased in the last few days even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to reach Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow as part of an official visit. A BSF jawan was killed along the Jammu border area earlier this week in a similar incident.
OneIndia News with PTI inputs