Jammu: A BSF jawan was killed when Pakistan Rangers fired at a patrol party along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district, drawing heavy retaliation from the Indian force in which three posts were damaged and two rangers injured.
“Pakistan Rangers fired at the BSF patrol in Samba sector around 0930 hours today," a senior BSF officer told PTI. He said that due to the unprovoked firing, constable Tapan Mondal sustained serious injury and later died.
“The BSF carried out calibrated retributive action against Rangers in Samba sector and caused serious damage to 2-3 Pakistan posts and grievous injuries to two Pakistani Rangers," he said, adding Pakistan Rangers violated ceasefire.
“The retaliatory action continued till 1400 hours," the officer added.
On 31 October, Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by firing from small arms along the Line of Control (LoC) in Karmara belt of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, resulting in injuries to a girl.
There was another incident on 26 October, when Pakistani troops fired at Sher Shakti and Mandhar areas of Kerni sector but there was no casualty. On 18 October, eight civilians, including a two-year-old child, were injured in heavy Pakistani shelling.