An Indian border guard was killed after Pakistani troops fired across the border into India’s northern state of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, police said.

Pakistani soldiers targeted Indian positions and villages in the Arnia sector using automatic weapons and mortars since early Friday.
“A Border Security Force soldier was killed in the ceasefire violation by Pakistani forces and a civilian has been injured in the firing,” area police officer Satish Kumar told reporters.

The Indian side said they had retaliated, and the exchange of fire was ongoing.

India and Pakistan routinely accuse each other’s forces of violating a 2003 ceasefire accord.
The cross-border firing often leads to the deaths of soldiers and civilians on either side.

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The nuclear-capable South Asian neighbours have fought three wars, including two over Kashmir, which both countries claim in its entirety.

Source: dpa/GNA/


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