BSF lodges protest with Pak Rangers over IED blast

Last Updated: Sunday, January 3, 2010 - 18:12

Jammu: The Border Security Force has lodged a
protest with its Pakistani counterparts over the recent
incident of IED explosion triggered by cross-border militants
in forward defence location (FDL) along international border
in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir.

"A flag meeting was held for nearly 40 minutes and we
registered a protest with the Pakistan Rangers yesterday over
the incident of IED blast in which five BSF jawans were
injured at FDL near Indo-Pak border in Samba," a senior BSF
officer said.

BSF authorities -- 182 Battalion Commanding officer, B S
Rawat, 59th Battalion CO, S Mudhkar and 4th Battalion CO, P
Trivedi held flag meeting with Pak Chinab Rangers officiating
commander Wing Commander Abdul Salam Khan at Chilyari Border
Out Post (BoP) on international border (IB) in Samba sector
and registered protest with them over the incident.

The cross-border militants had cut the border fencing and
planted an IED on the patrolling track near IB in Mangu Chak
FDL in Samba district and triggered blast through remote
control injuring five BSF jawans on December 26.

The BSF officials gave details about the incident to the
Pak counterparts, who denied their involvement in it.

Earlier, BSF had lodged protest over firing on three BoPs
of Bobiya and Londi in Kathua district and Chandma BoP in
Samba district on December 22.


First Published: Sunday, January 3, 2010 - 18:12

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