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BSF trooper killed, 3 others injured as Pak violates ceasefire

July 16, 2014 14:14 IST

In a major ceasefire violation, Pakistani Rangers on Wednesday opened heavy fire at Indian border outposts along the international border in Jammu district, killing a Border Security Force personnel and leaving three other troopers injured.

Pakistani Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing on forward Pittal border outpost along IB in Arnia forward area of R S Pura in Jammu district around 1115 hours, a BSF officer said.

In the heavy firing till 1130 hours, four BSF men were injured, he said, adding BSF troops, guarding the borderline took positions and effectively retaliated resulting in exchanges which are still going on in the area.

TV channels later reported that one trooper succumbed to his injuries.

The injured BSF soldiers have been admitted to Government Medical College Hospital in Jammu.

"Pak Rangers not only violated ceasefire but also resorted to unprovoked firing", he said.

Image: A jawan patrols along the Indo-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir (for representation purpose only)

Photo: Mukesh Sharma/Reuters

 

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