BSF kills 7 Pak Rangers and a Terrorist in retaliatory firing on Kathua border
JAMMU: Total eight Pakistanis, Seven Rangers (paramilitary soldiers) and one Terrorist, have been killed today by the Border Security Force or BSF along the International Border in the Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. While Rangers are paramilitary soldiers, terrorists are considered quasi-military personnel, actively supported by Pakistan Army.
Pakistan Ranger earlier resorted to sniper attacks at Indian posts at Hira Nagar in Kathua at around 9.35am, BSF said.
The Indian border guarding force launched an aggressive offensive against the Pakistani firing, BSF said in a release, adding seven Rangers and a terrorist were shot dead in the retaliatory firing.
The strong response by the BSF came after one of Constables Gurnam Singh was injured in a sniper fire attack by Pakistani Rangers this morning in the same area.
Grunam, whose condition is considered to be critical, was evacuated with the cover fire to Government Medical College, Jammu.
This firing from Pakistan was effectively retaliated and that has claimed the casualties of Pakistani forces, the release said.
Ever since India carried out surgical strikes across the Line of Control causing sufficient damage to terrorists and those shielding them last month, Pakistan has been resorting to mortar shelling and small arms fire at one or the other place along the borders in Jammu region. It continued lobbing mortar shells, besides resorting to automatics and small arms fire along the LoC in Rajouri district’s Manjakote area of Bhimber Gali sector throughout Wednesday night.
The Indian troops retaliated appropriately. There had been no casualty or damage on the Indian side. Pakistani troops have resorted to firing in Rajouri sector also this afternoon.