Jammu and Kashmir: 1 BSF soldier, 4 civilians killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 18, 2018, 02:47 PM IST
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A BSF soldier and four civilians have lost their lives in a ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.

The Pakistani troops opened fire in J&K's RS Pura sector and Arnia sector killing two civilians and one soldier from RS Pura and two civilians in Arnia. 

The soldier killed in the violation hailed from Jharkhand and is survived by a three-year-old daughter and one-year-old son. 

In the wake of the ongoing gunbattle in the region, the RS Pura sector administration has declared a shut down of schools within 3 kms of the border. 

According to government reports, Pakistan had violated the ceasefire agreement over 350 times along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir till early March.

The year 2017 had seen an unprecedented spike in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the line of control.

The Pakistani army had violated the ceasefire agreement over 860 times killing over 15 soldiers while injuring 58 army personnel last year.