Heavy Shelling across LoC: 15 Pak rangers killed in retaliatory firing by BSF

Newsroom24x7 Staff

bsfJammu: Fifteen Pak-Rangers have been killed in retaliatory firing by Border Security Force (BSF) after there was cross-border shelling and firing in which two civilians were killed and an equal number were injured on the Indian side in the Jammu Sector.

Pakistani troops targeted security posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Jammu, Poonch, Rajouri and Kathua districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

The ammunition, particularly 120 mm mortars that were used by Pakistan Rangers during the latest cease fire violation is ample proof that the Pakistani Army is supporting the the Rangers holding posts along the international border, BSF said.

Pakistan Rangers started unprovoked firing and shelling in the Kathua Sector and also Hiranagar and Samba in the Jammu region at 5.20 pm yesterday and the shelling continued till 5 am today, according to the BSF.

“Fifteen Pakistani soliders have been killed in retaliatory firing and shelling by BSF. We have either completely destroyed or damaged their outposts and a befitting reply was being given to the Pakistani shelling and firing, BSF Additional Director General Arun Kumar told reporters here.

One civilian has died in Khour belt of Pallanwala sector and a woman was killed in shelling by Pakistan on Gohlad village in Mendhar tehsil of Poonch district. A civilian was injured in the R S Pura sector.

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