Pakistani Soldiers Killed In BSF Retaliatory Fire On JK Border

Sep 18, 2017, 00:31
Pakistani Soldiers Killed In BSF Retaliatory Fire On JK Border

Intermittent firing continued across the global border in Jammu in which a Border Security Force (BSF) soldier was killed in the wee hours of Friday.

Constable Bijender Bahadur was on duty at a forward point along the fence in the Arnia sector along the IB when Pakistani Rangers began mortar shelling and firing small arms at about 0020 hours September 15.

No casualty has been reported.

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Authorities Sunday ordered closure of schools along the global border after a woman was killed and five others were injured in the firing by Pakistan troops at worldwide border (IB) in Arnia sector of Jammu. One other civilian was also injured.

Bahadur, 32, hailed from Vidya Bhawan Naraypur village in Uttar Pradesh's Balia district. "BSF troopers are retaliating strongly and effectively". He is made due by his better half Sushmita Singh.

Parekh called the incident a violation of the 2003 ceasefire truce with Pakistan.

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Six people, including three women, were injured in the cross-border shelling and admitted to the hospital, where one Ratno Devi succumbed to her injuries today, the police said. Authorities are keeping vigilant with emergency services to meet any eventuality due to the unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan. Meanwhile, earlier on August 16, two militants were killed as the Indian Army foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Machhil sector of north Kashmir's Kupwara district, said officials as per PTI report.

According to news agency ANI, 3 civilians have been injured in the ceasefire violation.

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