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BSF jawan Sushil Kumar killed in ceasfire violation by Pakistan in RS Pura

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 24 October 2016, 9:17 IST

BSF Jawan, Sushil Kumar who sustained serious injuries during a ceasefire violation by Pakistan rangers along the International Border in RS Pura Sector in Jammu district passed away on 24 October.

Another local resident sustained bullet injuries as the Pakistan Rangers once again violated the at RS Pura sector in Jammu district on 23 October for the second time in less than 5 hours as they fired from small arms targeting the Indian posts.

The injured have been rushed to the government Medical college.

"A few rounds were fired from the Pakistani side this evening which hit the mound near the border," a BSF spokesman told PTI. He further said that there was no retaliatory firing from the BSF which was keeping a "strict vigil" along the border.

On Friday night, Pakistan Rangers had targeted the border hamlets and border outposts (BoP) with mortar shells and had opened fire from automatic weapons along the IB at RS Pura sector.

Seven Pakistan Rangers personnel and a terrorist were killed and three others seriously injured in a befitting retaliatory action by the BSF as the Pakistani troops had targeted six sectors in Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

Gurnam Singh (26), a BSF jawan injured in a sniper attack on Friday, succumbed in a Jammu hospital on late Saturday night.

The ceasefire violation came within hours of Additional Director General, BSF Arun Kumar's warning that the lull along the border could take "any turn anytime".

--With PTI inputs

First published: 24 October 2016, 9:17 IST