Updated: October 28, 2016 6:55:57 pm
Fifteen Pakistan Rangers have been killed in retaliatory firing by India along the international border, the Border Security Force (BSF) said Friday. The BSF said Pakistani security forces are pushing militants into India’s side as it was successful in foiling two infiltration bids in recent days.
Meanwhile the Jammu district collector said that a civilian has been killed in Pakistani firing in Khor belt.
Heavy firing is being exchanged between the two countries along the border resulting in casualties on both sides. Earlier today, Pakistan continued violating the ceasefire with firing and mortal shelling on Indian posts and civilian areas along the Line of Control and international border in districts of Jammu, Kathua and Rajouri.
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On Thursday, a Pakistani Ranger was killed and another injured in retaliatory firing by BSF, as Pakistani troops heavily shelled five sectors along LoC and IB in J&K in which one BSF jawan died and 13 other civilians were injured.
Since the surgical strikes by army on terror launch pads in PoK on September 28-29, five Indians, including four security personnel, have been killed and 34 injured in ceasefire violations by Pakistan. On October 21, BSF killed seven Pak rangers and a terrorist opposite to Hiranagar sector in Kathua, in which one BSF jawan was injured.
(With inputs from PTI)
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