Ceasefire violation: BSF officer killed in Pakistani firing in J&K

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Jammu: In a latest incident, an Assistant Commandant of the Border Security Force (BSF) was killed in Pakistani firing on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir.

The ceasefire violation occurred on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district, BSF sources said. The Pakistani troops had violated the 2003 ceasefire on the international border in Hiranagar sector.

“An Assistant Commandant of the BSF was injured in the cross border firing. He was shifted to the Army Hospital in Udhampur where he succumbed to his critical injuries,” an official said.

Reports said the Pakistan Army had earlier resorted to firing at Indian positions on the Line of Control (LoC) in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district.

BSF sources said Pakistan troops used small arms and mortars to target our positions in Sunderbani sector.

A Defence Ministry spokesman, Lt Col Devender Anand,  told news agencies that Indian troops retaliated strongly and effectively. Anand said the exchanges of fire started at 10 a.m. and continued for some time.

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