BSF jawan killed, 3 injured in firing by Pakistan troops in J&K's Rajouri sector

A BSF jawan died and three others were seriously injured as Pakistani army resorted to heavy cross-border firing in Rajouri sector of Jammu and Kashmir late on Sunday.

By Ritesh K Srivastava | Updated: Nov 21, 2016, 07:11 AM IST
BSF jawan killed, 3 injured in firing by Pakistan troops in J&K's Rajouri sector

Jammu: A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan died and three others were seriously injured as Pakistani army resorted to heavy cross-border firing in Rajouri sector of Jammu and Kashmir late on Sunday.

One BSF head constable Rai Singh lost his life in heavy shelling by Pakistan in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, reported ANI.

This was third ceasefire violation by the Pakistani troops since Saturday.

"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.

The ceasefire violation came a day after a BSF jawan and a woman were injured and two houses were 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.

On Saturday 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 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.