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Jawan injured as Pakistan targets border posts, civilian areas

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Rangersopened fire and lobbed mortars at over 15 Border Out Posts and some civilian areas along the International Border (IB) in and districts of overnight, leaving a BSF jawan injured, an said today.

BSF troops guarding the borderline retaliated and the exchange of fire was going on when reports last came in, a told

"Rangers violated the ceasefire and resorted to heavy and unprovoked mortar shelling and firing along the IB on 10 to 15 BoPs in and districts since last night", the said.

In the exchanges, a BSF jawan suffered and has been hospitalised, the said.

On May 15, a 28-year-old BSF jawan was killed as Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by opening fire on forward posts to help infiltrators cross the International Border (IB) in sector.

Troops also foiled four infiltration bids along the IB since Sunday.

The BSF jawan's death took the number of persons killed in over 700 incidents of Pakistani shelling along the IB and Line of Control (LoC) in the State to 33, the highest this year. The deceased included 17 security personnel.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 10:10 IST
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