One BSF trooper killed in firing by Pakistan Rangers

Published: Oct 23, 2013, 10:13 IST | IANS |

One Indian paramilitary trooper was killed and four people, including three Border Security Force (BSF) troopers and one civilian, were injured in firing by Pakistan Rangers in the R.S.Pura sector of the Jammu region overnight

A senior police officer told IANS that the BSF trooper and the injured came under heavy shelling by the Pakistan Rangers on Indian positions on the international border in the R.S.Pura sector of Jammu district in the state.

The Rangers violated ceasefire at 20 locations in the sector using 82 mm mortars, heavy weapons and automatics, said a senior BSF officer. He said intermittent firing exchanges continued at many places Wednesday morning.

The BSF has strongly retaliated to Pakistan firing and heavy shelling, the officer said.

Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde had Tuesday visited Jammu to take stock of the situation arising from the repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan Rangers on the international border. 

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