Jammu: Four Border Security Force (BSF) personnel including an officer were killed and three others injured in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan Rangers along the international border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district, the police officials said.
“One Assistant Commandant, one Sub-Inspector and two soldiers of Border Security Force (BSF) today lost their lives in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Chambliyal sector of Samba. #JammuAndKashmir,” new agency ANI informed in a tweet.
The Pakistan Rangers resorted to firing on BSF positions in Ramgarh sector area at around 10.45 pm on Tuesday. The targeted attack claimed the lives of at least three BSF officers and one constable.
The martyred soldiers include Assistant Commander Jatinder Singh, ASI Ram Niwas, ASI Rajneesh Kumar and Constable Hansraj. The injured soldiers are being treated at a nearest military hospital.
According to official sources, the Pakistani troops targeted BSF forces stationed at a mound near the Naranyanpur post. The Additional Commander Singh heard gunshots and went to check in and evacuate the injured soldiers. Pak Rangers took the opportunity to target him. He was killed with a direct bullet injury.
This is the second major ceasefire violation along the international border this month despite Director General Military Operations (DGMO) of the two countries on May 29 agreeing to implement the ceasefire pact of 2003 in letter and spirit.