A jawan of the Border Security Force was found dead hours after alleged cross-border firing by Pakistan in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, PTI reported. The alleged firing had started around 10.40 am in Ramgarh sector, and the Indian troops retaliated, a spokesperson for the force said.

The jawan who died was missing for around nine hours before his body was found.

“The area on Pakistan side has a protective embankment close to the IB [international border],” the BSF said, according to the Hindustan Times. “Areas on our side are undulated, marshy and having thick wild grass growth. It made the immediate locating of the felled jawan difficult.”