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Officer among 4 BSF personnel killed in Pak Rangers firing

Officer among 4 BSF personnel killed in Pak Rangers firing: Four Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, which is consists of an officer, were killed and three others injured in unprovoked firing by Pakistan Rangers alongside the International Border (IB) in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, on Wednesday, a senior BSF officer told the same.

“Pakistan Rangers initiated cross border firing along IB in Ramgarh sector last night. We have lost four of our personnel, including an assistant commandant rank officer, while other 3 of our personnel suffered injuries,” IG, BSF (Jammu Frontier) Ram Awtar told.

He said Pakistan Rangers and the BSF had in recent times gives nod which is to make sure about the ceasefire +along the IB but the former violated it by begins on the cross-border firing.

SP Vaid, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid expressed his condolence regarding this deadly incident on his official page of the micro blogging site and he writes:

“In Ramgarh Jammu sector of IB, 4 BSF personnel were martyred including one Asstt Commandant & 5 injured due to firing from across. Our heart goes to those who lost their dear ones,” he told.

in Chamliyal post area of Ramgarh sector, The firing from across the border, begin around 10.30pm on Tuesday and continued till 4.30am, a police official told, requesting anonymity.

He said this was not immediately clear whether the BSF personnel were killed in the yesterday night or in the wee hours today.

This is the second major ceasefire violation which took place in the IB this month and came in spite Director General Military Operations (DGMO) of the 2 nations agreeing, on May 29, to implement the ceasefire pact of 2003 in “letter and spirit” and a sector commander-level (BSF DIG-Rangers Brigadier) meeting here on June 4 to ensure peace by “holding fire” along the IB.

On June 3, two BSF personnel, consists of an assistant sub-inspector, were killed and 10 persons, mostly civilians, injured in the massive shelling and firing by Pakistan Rangers alongside the IB in Pragwal, Kanachak and Khour sectors.

The latest casualties take the number of those killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the IB and the Line of Control (LoC) this year to 50, which is consists of the 24 security personnel.

On May 29, the DGMOs of India and Pakistan granted to “fully implement” the ceasefire pact of 2003 in “letter and spirit” forthwith which was to prevent the border skirmishes in J&K.

Last month, on May, around thousands of people residing alongside the IB in Jammu, Kathua and Samba districts which goes to the flee their homes following powerful shelling from Pakistan between May 15 and May 23 that has been left 12 people dead, including two BSF jawans and an infant, and scores of others injured people.

Post the DGMOs of the 2 nations spoke to each other, hope reawaken among border inhabitants’ who had begin their returning to their homes other than the latest and the new incident triggered fresh concerns among them.

the border-guarding forces of India and Pakistan met at the Octroi post, on the 4th June, here and held a 15-minute meeting during which both sides determined to “develop confidence” between them anyway.

The Pakistani side also makes sure that they would not initiate any cross-border firing and the BSF joint by saying that this will be only strike back when provoked.