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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Asst commandant among 4 BSF men killed in firing

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JAMMU: Four BSF personnel, including an assistant commandant, were killed on Wednesday as Pakistan once again resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling on forward posts along the International border (IB) in Ramgarh sector of J&K's Samba district.
This is the second violation by Pakistan after DGMOs of the two countries agreed on May 29 to 'to fully implement' the ceasefire agreement of November 2003 in 'letter and sprit' forthwith to stop border skirmishes in J&K. A BSF source said, "cross-border firing from Pakistan side started around 11pm in the interveing night betwen between Tuesday and Wednesday. They used small arm to fire at Chamlyal and Narayan post of Ramgarh sector in Jammu region". In the firing , four BSF personnel of 62 Battalion attained martyrdom at 2:30 am and three others suffered injuries, the source said, adding taht indian troops retaliated effectively .
"The martyrs have been identified as assistant commandant Jatinder Singh, sub-inpector Rajesh kumar, assistant sub-inspector Ram Niwas and constable Hans Raj. The injured BSF personnel have been identified as sub-inspector Zental Sil and constable Sujjan Dass and Vikas Kumar," the soure said, adding that intermittent firing was on till 4:30 pm.
                                                                 Confirming the incident, BSF Jammu Frontier Inspector General(IG) Ram Avtar said, "Despite the recent agreement to ensure ceasefire along the IB, Pakistani Rangers yet again violated the pact by resorting to unprovoked cross-border firing. We lost four of our personnel". Thousand of border people in Jammu, Kthua and Samba districts had to migrate from their homes folllowing heavy sheling from the Pakistan side between May 15 and 23, which left 12 people, including two BSF jawans dead.    

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