J-K: BSF kills three Pakistani Rangers after cross-border firing along International Border

The border guards killed three Pakistani Rangers personnel after the Rangers breached the border ceasefire and targeted BSF posts along International Border (IB) in Jammu province.

Published: 26th August 2017 08:11 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th August 2017 08:14 PM   |  A+A-

BSF personnel patrolling at the international border on the outskirts of Jammu (File | PTI)

Express News Service

SRINAGAR: The border guards killed three Pakistani Rangers personnel after the Rangers breached the border ceasefire and targeted BSF posts along International Border (IB) in Jammu province of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

A BSF spokesman said Pakistan Rangers breached border ceasefire in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district in Jammu province today.

He said the Rangers personnel resorted to indiscriminate firing and mortar shelling on BSF posts and civilian areas in the sector.

Some mortar shells landed in Dewra village.

The spokesman said border guards effectively returned the fire and targeted Pakistani Rangers posts. During the process, three Rangers were killed.

The Pakistan Rangers personnel also breached border ceasefire in Chicken Neck area along the IB in Akhnoor sector at around 3 pm. They fired on the BSF posts there.

The Indian border guards responded effectively.

He said that the BSF men shoot at least two Pakistani Rangers personnel.

Another BSF official said that apart from Sunderbani and Akhnoor, the Rangers targetted BSF positions in Pargwal area of Jammu region at around 2.50 pm.

He said the fire was effectively returned by the BSF men with similar calibre weapons.

The damage caused to the other side in the retaliatory firing was being ascertained, the official said.

The heavy response of BSF men to ceasefire violation comes a day after a border guard was injured in Pakistan troops firing along International Border (IB) in Arnia sector of Jammu.

A BSF official said BSF constable K K Appa Rao received bullet injury in sniper firing by Pakistan Rangers at Arnia sector yesterday.

He said the jawan was performing duties at an observation post in Arnia sector when he was hit by sniper fire.

“He was immediately evacuated to Jammu for medical treatment and his condition is stable”.

The official said the main aim of the ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops is to push militants into Jammu and Kashmir to foment trouble in the State.

He said the security apparatus across the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir has been beefed up to foil infiltration attempts by militants.

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