Pak rangers open fire at International border, 1 BSF jawan dies

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of BSF, Jammu Frontier, Dharmendra Pareek said, “Pakistani ranger targeted Indian posts and civilian areas with heavy mortar and small arms fire. The BSF has effectively retaliated and the gunfight was over.” The situation has been taken in control by the Indian armed forces,

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 27 Oct 2016 4:07 AM GMT

Pak rangers open fire at International border, 1 BSF jawan dies
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Srinagar: A Border Security Force (BSF) officer, Assistant Sub Inspector AK Upadhayay, died while retaliating to the Pakistani Rangers who opened fire at civilian areas and Indian paramilitary posts in Jammu and Kashmir on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday. The BSF Jawan was injured and was taken to the army base camp for the treatment, said an army officer.

The BSF spokesperson said, “Upadhayay was injured when a shell exploded near him in RS Pura sector. He received splinter injures in his hand."

The Pak army fired bullets in two sectors of the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir. The state authorities have ordered closure of schools and advised people to shift to safer places.

Indian Army gave befitting reply to the Pakistani fire, stated senior army officers.

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What the Army said:

  • Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of BSF, Jammu Frontier, Dharmendra Pareek said, “Pakistani ranger targeted Indian posts and civilian areas with heavy mortar and small arms fire. The BSF has effectively retaliated and the gunfight was over.” The situation has been taken in control by the Indian armed forces, he stated.
  • The BSF spokesperson stated, "The government has issued an advisory to close all the educational institutions in the wake of the heavy firing and border residents were being migrated to safer locations.”
  • Whenever there is a situation like this these people who live in the area leave their houses to shift to either safe camps or to their kin’s houses at safer locations, he further added.

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  • Jammu Deputy Commissioner Simrandeep Singh said, “Pakistani troops also targeted civilian areas including Sai Kalan, Bure Jaal, Treva and Arnia.”
  • “Arnia also came under shelling from 0130 hours. No human causality was reported as people were inside their houses," he said.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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