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 4 BSF Jawans including assistant commandant martyred in Pakistan firing

 

4 BSF Jawans including assistant commandant martyred in Pakistan firing

Last Updated on : 13 Jun,2018 | Source : Universal News Timeline


Jammu:
In a ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the International Border (IB) in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, four Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, including an officer, were killed and five others were injured.

Jammu Kashmir DGP SP Vaid expressed condolence for the martyred soldiers in a tweet.

"Pakistan Rangers initiated cross border firing along IB in Ramgarh sector last night. We have lost four of our personnel, including an assistant commandant rank officer, while other 3 of our personnel suffered injuries," IG, BSF (Jammu Frontier) Ram Awtar told PTI.

He said Pakistan Rangers and the BSF had recently agreed to ensure ceasefire along the IB but the former violated it by initiating cross-border firing.

The firing from across the border in Chamliyal post area of Ramgarh sector started around 10.30 pm yesterday and continued till 4.30 am, a police official said, requesting anonymity.

He said it was not immediately clear whether the BSF personnel were killed last night or in the wee hours today.

The BSF troops also fired in retaliation, the official said.

This is the second major ceasefire violation along the IB this month and came despite Director General Military Operations (DGMO) of the two countries agreeing, on May 29, to implement the ceasefire pact of 2003 in "letter and spirit" and a sector commander-level (BSF DIG-Rangers Brigadier) meeting here on June 4 to ensure peace by "holding fire" along the IB.



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