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7 Pakistani Rangers killed in retaliatory firing by BSF troops at LoC

Speed News Desk | Updated on: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 01:46:00 IST

Seven Pakistani Rangers were killed on 21 October in retaliatory firing by the Border Security Force (BSF) troops. The ceasefire was reportedly violated by the Pakistani troops across the Line of Control (LoC) in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir.

The BSF also neutralised a terrorist attempting to infiltrate the Indian side of the border.

According to an Indian Express report, a BSF jawan was injured in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan.

Ever since India carried out surgical strikes across the Line of Control, Pakistan has been resorting to mortar shelling and small arms fire at one or the other place along the borders in Jammu region.

On 19 October, Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire in Poonch area of Jammu and Kashmir and resorted to unprovoked firing on Indian posts along the LoC.

On 8 October, Pakistani troops had fired on forward Indian posts along Mendhar-Krishnagati sector in Poonch district resulting in injuries to one jawan.

On 5 October, Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire thrice and resorted to heavy firing and mortar shelling targeting several Indian posts and civilian areas in three sectors of Poonch and Rajouri districts.

Pakistani troops had on 4 October targeted 10 forward areas with mortar shelling and firing with five ceasefire violations on Indian posts and civilian areas along LoC in four areas of Jammu, Poonch and Rajouri districts.

--With agency inputs

First published: 21 October 2016, 8:09 IST