A Pakistani Ranger was killed and another injured in retaliatory firing by Indian troops after heavy overnight shelling by Pakistani forces in R S Pura and Arnia sectors along International Border (IB), the BSF said on Thursday.

"At 1230 and 1315 hours today, BSF troops in Arnia and R S Pura sectors killed one Pak Ranger and seriously injured another in the retaliatory fire," a senior BSF officer said. Pakistani troopers managed to evacuate the injured trooper in the vehicle amidst exchange of fire, the officer said. "Pakistan has resorted to very heavy firing which is being responded to in a befitting manner," he said.

Source: b'A villager is treated at the Government Medical Hospital after being injured by the firing from across the India-Pakistan International border of RS Pura sector in Jammu on Thursday | Source: PTI'

In yet another ceasefire violation after targeting International Border (IB), Pakistan troops on Thursday indulged in firing along LoC in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district. "Pakistan troops have violated ceasefire and resorted to firing along LOC in Sunderbani sector today," a senior Army officer said. Troops guarding the border line retaliated, he said.

A BSF jawan has died and six people were injured when Pakistani troops shelled over 15 border outposts and 29 hamlets with mortar bombs over night in R S Pura and Arnia Sectors along International Border (IB) in Jammy district. The BSF had last Friday claimed to have killed seven Pakistan Rangers and one terrorist in "retaliatory fire" in Kathua sector.

Source: b'A villager shows parts of mortar shell fired from across the LoC at India-Pakistan International border in Suchetgarh village of RS Pura sector, about 35km from Jammu | Source: PTI'

Since surgical strikes by Army on terror launch pads in PoK, over 55 ceasefire violations by Pakistan have taken place in which four people including three security men died and over 25 have been injured.

(Feature image is representational | Source: PTI)