J&K

4 BSF personal killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire in Chambliyal sector of Samba

Samba, Jun 13: At least four BSF (Border Security Force) personal were killed after Pakistan violates ceasefire in Chambliyal sector of Samba district in Jammu. 

“Pakistan Rangers initiated cross border firing along the International Border in Ramgarh last night. We have lost four of our personnel, including an assistant commandant rank officer, while other 3 of our personnel suffered injuries,” Inspector General, BSF, Ram Awtar told news agency PTI.

J&K Police Chief DGP SP Vaid tweeted, “In Ramgarh Jammu Sector of IB, 4 BSF personal were martyred including one Assistant Commandant & 5 injured due to firing from across. Our heart goes to those who lost their dear ones.”

The firing from across the border in Chamliyal sector started around 10.30 pm on Tuesday and continued overnight, till around 4.30 am today, said police sources. The BSF troops also fired in retaliation, the official said.

“We have maintained that the ceasefire violation by Pakistan is used as a cover to infiltrate terrorists into our territory and we have seen the results of such infiltrations in the past. We hope that Pakistan will realise what it is doing and adheres to the 2003 ceasefire agreement between the two countries in this matter,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said on June 7. (NDTV) 

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