SRINAGAR:Pakistani troops on Thursday violated border ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir and opened fire at Indian posts, causing the death of a BSF man. In another instance, an Army man was killed during a combing operation to flush out militants in South Kashmir’s Shopian district.
The attacks came ahead of the scheduled meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Russia on Friday.
A BSF spokesman in Srinagar told Express that Pakistani troops violated border ceasefire and fired on Army and BSF posts at Nowgam sector in North Kashmir at 3.30 pm.
“In the exchange of fire, a BSF jawan was killed,” he said. Casualties suffered by Pakistani troops in the firing could not be known, he added. The deceased BSF man has been identified as Kishen Kumar Dubay from Jharkhand.
This is the second death of a BSF man in the sector within one week. On July 5, another BSF jawan, identified as Abhijeet Nanday, was killed in a similar attack by Pakistani troops.
Meanwhile, an Army man was killed in a militant attack in South Kashmir’s Shopian district during a combing operation. “The Army had launched a combing and search operation in the Imam Sahib area of Shopian to flush out the militants after receiving information about their presence in the area,” a police official said. He said while the security men were laying siege around the area, they came under fire from the the militants.