Pakistan Rangers fire at Indian border post, 4 BSF personnel killed

Elias Hubbard
June 14, 2018

Jammu: BSF personnel raised anti-Pakistan slogans on Wednesday while paying tributes to four of their colleagues killed in firing by Pakistani troops along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir last night. After the DGMOs' meeting, Pakistan again resorted to unprovoked firing on June 3, killing two BSF personnel, including an assistant sub-inspector. "We will meet many times". "That is how the causality has taken place", Additional Director General (ADG) of BSF Western Command, K N Chaubey, told reporters here today. They were shifted to the Hospital where three including assistant commandant were declared dead. Our decisions are meant to be on and we have honoured them. "And what Pakistan does is Pakistan's business and how we respond to betrayal is our job", he said. "If they can return from their previous hostile positions of attacking each other, Pakistan and India can also resume composite dialogue", he said.

"Pakistan Rangers initiated cross-border firing along the IB in Ramgarh sector last night".

In a tweet, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid expressed condolences. "Our heart goes to those who lost their dear ones", he said.

In a statement, the BSF said, "Around 2140 hours Pak Rangers Post Asraf started unprovoked firing on BOP Chamliyal with flat and high trajectory weapons".

Thousands residing in three J&K border districts flee "The martyrs have been identified as assistant commandant Jatinder Singh, sub-inspector Rajesh Kumar, assistant sub-inspector Ram Niwas and constable Hans Raj". Three other bordermen received severe injuries. "Four BSF jawans were killed even as our men retaliated", said the spokesman. Jitendra Singh hailed from Jaipur, Hansraj Gurjar was from Alwar and Ramniwas from Sikar while Rajneesh Kumar was from Etah in Uttar Pradesh.

Indian troops on Tuesday shot dead a resident of a border village of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) in the latest incident of unprovoked ceasefire violation, residents and officials said.

The fresh ceasefire violation has come eight days after Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers held a commander-level meeting to end the hostilities and ensure peace on the International Border in Jammu division.

Rising incidents of attacks on security forces with grenades during the Centre's unilateral ceasefire during Ramzan is causing concern ahead of the Amarnath pilgrimage starting on 28 June.

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