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15 Pak Rangers killed in BSF's retaliatory firing after unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pak army along International Border

The Border Security Force (BSF) On Friday Said 15 Pak Rangers Were Killed In Retaliatory Firing By Indian Forces Along International Border With Pakistan.

Agency | Updated on: 28 Oct 2016, 04:01:00 PM
Indian army (PTI Images)

New Delhi:

The Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday said 15 Pak Rangers were killed in retaliatory firing by Indian forces along International Border with Pakistan. 

"We are not yet confirmed about the number of causalities on the other side, but approx 15 Pak armymen have died," said ADG Arun Kumar.

"Pak forces are pushing militants into this side as we foiled two infiltration bids a day before," BSF also said.

Earlier on the day, Pakistani troops continued the ceasefire violations with firing and mortar shelling on Indian posts and civilian areas along the LoC and international border in Jammu, Kathua and Rajouri districts, leaving a girl injured. BSF and Army have responded "appropriately and befittingly" a defence spokesman said on Friday morning.

"There was unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army in Sunderbani, Pallanwala and Nowshera sectors of Rajouri and Jammu districts today," the spokesman said.

They used small arms, automatics, 82 mm mortars and 120 mm mortars in the firing and shelling, he said.  "They are being responded appropriately and befittingly. No casualties to our troops have been reported," he said.

WHAT HAPPENED ON THURSDAY NIGHT: (BSF retaliates strongly after unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pak Army along LoC in Jammu, Kathua and Rajouri districts)

Firing and shelling continued overnight along the international border. On Thursday, a Pakistani Ranger was killed and another injured in the retaliatory firing by BSF.

Since surgical strikes by army on terror launch pads in PoK on September 28-29, five Indians, including four security personnel, have been killed and 34 injured in ceasefire violations.

On October 21, BSF killed seven Pak rangers and a terrorist opposite to Hiranagar sector along In in Kathua, in which one BSF jawan was injured.

On October 25, at least 2-3 Pakistani armymen are believed to have been killed in retaliatory firing by Indian troops in the Noushera sector of Rajouri district. 

With inputs from PTI

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First Published : 28 Oct 2016, 01:22:00 PM