"Pakistan Rangers started unprovoked firing and targeted forward border outposts during wee hours along the global border in Samba", the official spokesman said, adding that Indian forces "retaliated strongly and effectively".
"A BSF jawan was injured during ceasefire violation in Samba on IB near Manguchak post of 173 Battalion at around 0120 hrs (1:20 am) late Monday night", Hindustan Times quoted an intelligence official as saying.
BSF troopers from nearby mounds engaged this fire effectively.During this exchange of fire, one burst from counterpart side, hit a loophole of the mound from where Constable Devender Kumar was engaging the threat. Singh was evacuated to a hospital but died on the way. "The anti-tunneling exercise is going on", he said.
Just days ahead of PM Modi's visit to Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, five Pakistani terrorists have managed to infiltrate via a tunnel in Kathua.
The Army pressed helicopters into service during the search operation which entered the second day on May 15, the official said.
The deceased include 17 security personnel. The crossfire incidents along the IB over the past three months have reduced considerably after the intense border confrontations in January and February, which led to many casualties.
The incident reportedly took place when Pakistani forces began unprovoked firing from across the LoC in the Samba sector.