BSF man killed in cross-border firing in J&K

Doug Mendoza
September 16, 2017

An Indian border guard was killed Friday after Pakistani soldiers fired at several positions along the volatile border in disputed Kashmir, an Indian paramilitary officer said. Intermittent exchanges continued till Friday morning, reports said.

"Unprovoked firing by Pak forces on BSF posts across Jammu IB injured 3 BSF troopers (in Poonch & Jammu districts yesterday)", the Border Security Force (BSF) had said in a tweet.

"They used mortars, automatics and small arms to target nine BSF posts in Arnia", the official said. Constable Bahadur (32), who sustained a bullet injury in his abdomen, died while being evacuated.

"One BSF trooper has been executed in truce infringement by Pakistan officers".

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Singh, 34, hailed from Uttar Pradesh. He is survived by his wife Sushmita Singh.

Earlier the LoC in neighbouring Poonch and Rajaouri districts witnessed repeated ceasefire violations by the Pakistan troops during past couple of weeks. A civilian also got injured in the incident. A day later, India retaliated to that unprovoked shelling and killed two Pakistani soldiers in the same areas.

However, India has strongly denied Pakistani allegations and said that the incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops have increased sharply this year.

Pakistan has been resorting to cease fire violations.

Other reports by GizPress

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