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BSF on Friday said it had killed 7 personnel of Pakistani Rangers and a terrorist while retaliating to a ceasefire violation on the International Border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir in which one BSF jawan was injured. Pakistan Rangers, the border force of Pakistan, resorted to sniper attacks at Indian posts at Hira Nagar in Kathua at around 9.35 AM, 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. Seeking to suggest that the killings had been corroborated by Pakistani media, the BSF said “source input” claimed that a media organisation in that country was running a news item about death of 5 Rangers.
Meanwhile, Pakistan has denied Indian claims of killing any Pakistan Ranger.
Here’s how Twitterati reacted:
BSF kills 7 Pak Rangers, 1 terrorist in retaliatory fire in Hiranagar, J&K. Befitting reply to ceasefire violations after #SurgicalStrike
— Minhaz Merchant (@minhazmerchant) October 21, 2016
BSF has killed 7 Pak Rangers, 1 terrorist in retaliatory fire in Hiranagar, J&K. Now its ime to end Wagah retreat ceremony farce with Pak.
— Prashant Patel Umrao (@ippatel) October 21, 2016
Five Pakistani rangers killed in retaliation at borders near Kathua, J&K
Any one want proof?
— Chakravarty Sulibele (@astitvam) October 21, 2016