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India Four BSF Personnel Dead In Pakistani Firing In Jammu and Kashmir's Samba

08:15  13 june  2018
08:15  13 june  2018 Source:   ndtv.com

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Two Border Security Force ( BSF ) personnel have been killed and one policeman and not less than 9 civilians have been injured in cross-border firing alongside the Worldwide Boundary (IB) by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir ’ s Akhnoor sector on Saturday late evening

The dead include 20 security personnels . Last month, thousands of people residing along the international border in Jammu , Kathua and Samba districts had to flee their homes following intense shelling from Pakistan between May 15 and May 23 which left 12 people dead , including two BSF

Jammu: Four personnel of the Border Security Force (BSF) have died in Pakistani firing in Chambliyal sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district. One among the four is BSF assistant commandant.

  Four BSF Personnel Dead In Pakistani Firing In Jammu and Kashmir's Samba © NDTV

The major ceasefire violation by Pakistan comes nearly a week after top level military officers of both countries agreed to implement the ceasefire pact of 2003 in "letter and spirit".

"Pakistan Rangers initiated cross border firing along the International Border in Ramgarh last night. We have lost four of our personnel, including an assistant commandant rank officer, while other 3 of our personnel suffered injuries,"

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With these deaths , they had said, the toll in Pakistani firing during ceasefire violations along the IB and the LoC in the State had risen to 46 including 20 Army and BSF personnel . Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, has appealed India and Pakistan armies and border

A day after two BSF personnel were killed in Pakistani firing , the country's troops violated the ceasefire agreement again in Jammu and Kashmir ' s Akhnoor sector in the early hours today.

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Inspector General, BSF, Ram Awtar told news agency PTI. The police chief of Jammu and Kashmir, SP Vaid, in a tweet expressed his condolences.

The firing from across the border in Chamliyal sector started around 10.30 pm on Tuesday and continued overnight, till around 4.30 am today, said police sources. The BSF troops also fired in retaliation, the official said.

Even as the Indian forces are maintaining a ceasefire against terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir and border truce with Pakistan, there have have been over 1,000 violations from the Pakistani side in 2018 alone, the government said.

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A Border Security Force jawan was killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistani army along the International Border (IB) in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir , a senior BSF official said today. The firing from across the border comes barely four days ahead of the visit of Prime Minister

"We have maintained that the ceasefire violation by Pakistan is used as a cover to infiltrate terrorists into our territory and we have seen the results of such infiltrations in the past. We hope that Pakistan will realise what it is doing and adheres to the 2003 ceasefire agreement between the two countries in this matter," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said on June 7.

On June 2, two BSF personnel, including an officer, died after Pakistani troops targeted Indian posts along the International Border in Jammu. The heavy firing and mortar shelling from across the border in Pragwal area of Akhnoor and nearby Kanachak and Khour sectors also injured 10 persons, including a policeman and a woman. Border residents were forced to abandon their homes and move to safer places.

(With inputs from PTI & IANS)

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