Published On: Sat, Aug 26th, 2017

BSF kills 3 Pakistan Rangers in retaliatory firing in Rajouri

Srinagar: Three Pakistani Rangers were killed in a retaliatory firing by the Border Security Force following a unprovoked ceasefire violation at Sunderbani in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Officials said such a hostile action between the two sides along the IB has been witnessed after a long time

The Pakistan Rangers exploded six mortar shells in Dewra village in Rajouri district’s Sunderbani town, the BSF said.

“Pakistan Rangers today (Saturday) exploded four 51 mm mortar shells and two 81 and 82 mm mortars in Dewra village. The BSF retaliated strongly during cross-border firing and shot dead at least three Pakistan Rangers,” a BSF statement said.

The Pakistan Rangers also started unprovoked cross-border firing in Pargwal area of Jammu region on Saturday afternoon, with the BSF engaged in a befitting retaliation, the statement said.

On Friday, the Pakistan side had fired at a BSF constable KK Appa Rao while he was standing and drinking water at a border outpost at Budhwar in RS Pura sector in Jammu frontier, the statement said.

It said that the bullet got lodged above the BSF trooper’s ear. “He was operated upon last night and his condition is stable now.”

Officials said such a hostile action between the two sides along the IB has been witnessed after a long time.

 

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