Kathua, Rajouri Ceasefire Violation: 7 Pak Rangers & 1 Militant Killed


Update: One terrorist and seven Pakistani Rangers were killed in retaliatory firing by the Indian Army at the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district on Friday, the Border Security Force said.

Jammu: Two instances of ceasefire violations have been reported in Jammu earlier on Friday. Rajouri and Kathua sectors along LoC were primarily targeted.

The first instance took place along the International Border in Kathua district injured a BSF Jawan. “Pakistani Rangers resorted to small arms firing on a forward border out post (BoP) along the IB in Bobiya area of Hiranagar sector in the district at 0945 hours on Friday,” BSF officer said, adding the Indian troops retaliated.

“BSF troops guarding the borderline took positions and retaliated, resulting in the exchange which continued for over 15 minutes,” he added.

Pakistani troops used small arms, automatic weapons and 82 mm mortars bombs to target Indian positions, he said.

The second instance of ceasefire violation by Pakistan on Friday was in Rajouri Sector from 1240 hrs and was responded by Indian troops.

This is the fourth consecutive day of cross-border ceasefire violation.


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