One BSF Jawan killed, 4 army soldiers injured in Pak firing

SansadTV Bureau
File photo of an armoured vehicle of Indian army in Jammu & Kashmir.

File photo of an armoured vehicle of Indian army in Jammu & Kashmir.

One jawan of India’s border guarding force was killed and four soldiers of Indian army were injured in heavy cross border firing by Pakistani forces in Jammu & Kashmir tonight. Pakistan has resorted to heavy firing in Rajouri sector since Sunday.

Rai Singh, 40, who was injured in the last night’s shelling from the Pakistani side along the line of control (LoC) in the Rajouri sector succumbed to his injuries.
Three other BSF jawans were also injured and condition of one of the jawans is said to be critical.

Four jawans of Indian army were also injured in the heavy Pakistani firing in the same sector in Jammu & Kashmir.
“Pakistani army resorted to heavy cross-border firing in the Rajouri sector, in which four of our soldiers have been injured,” an army officer said.

He said the army was giving befitting response to the Pakistani fire and the exchange of fire was going on till last reports came in.

Today’s violation of the ceasefire came a day after a BSF jawan and a woman were injured and two houses damaged when Pakistani troops targeted Indian posts and civilian areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera and Sunderbani sectors of Rajouri with mortar attacks and small arms fire.

Sunday morning, Pakistani army resorted to violation of the ceasefire in the Nowshera sector and in the afternoon, they started firing in the Sunderbani sector targeting Indian posts and civilian areas.

On Thursday, Pakistani army had targeted Indian posts and civilian villages along the LoC in the Pallanwala sector of Jammu district.

Pakistani troops on Tuesday targeted Indian posts with heavy firing and shelling for four hours along the LoC in Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir, forcing Indian troops to retaliate.

There have been a whopping 286 incidents of firing and shelling along the LoC and the International Border (IB) in

Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistani troops that have resulted in the death of 26 people, including 14 security personnel, since the surgical strike on terrorist launch pads in PoK on September 29.