Jammu: Four Border Security Force (BSF) personnel including an Assistant Commandant were martyred and five jawans injured in firing by Pakistani forces along the International Border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir ast night.
Pakistani troops from across the border resorted to unprovoked firing targeting Chamliyal and Narayanpur BSF posts in Ramgarh sector around 10 PM last night.
“Pakistan Rangers initiated cross border firing along IB in Ramgarh sector last night. We have lost four of our personnel, including an assistant commandant rank officer, while other 3 of our personnel suffered injuries,” said IG, BSF (Jammu Frontier) Ram Awtar.
Pak snipers targeted Indian posts
One Assistant Commandant, one Sub-Inspector and two soldiers of Border Security Force (BSF) today lost their lives in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Chambliyal sector of Samba. #JammuAndKashmir pic.twitter.com/5NTSBWKzDV
— ANI (@ANI) June 13, 2018
He said Pakistan Rangers and the BSF had recently agreed to ensure ceasefire along the IB but the former violated it by initiating cross-border firing.
Pakistan Rangers’ sniper shots resulted in casualties and injuries to the BSF men deployed at the Indian positions.
The BSF troops guarding the border retaliated and exchange of fire continued 2 AM.
2nd major ceasefire violation along International border
This is the second major ceasefire violation along the International border (IB) this month and came despite Director General Military Operations of the two countries agreeing, on May 29, to implement the ceasefire pact of 2003 in “letter and spirit” and a sector commander-level (BSF DIG-Rangers Brigadier) meeting on June 4 to ensure peace by “holding fire” along the IB.