BSF personnel killed as India, Pak troops exchange fire along IB in Jammu

Srinagar

A Border Security Force (BSF) personnel was killed after Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fire along the International Border (IB) in Jammu district.

Constable Bijender Bahadur was on duty at forward point along the fence in Arnia sector along the IB when Pakistani Rangers resorted to mortar shelling and small arms fire at about 0020 hours today, reports quoting a BSF officer said.

A bullet hit the man on the left side of his abdomen and he succumbed to injuries on the way to hospital, he said. “BSF troops retaliated strongly and gave befitting reply,” he said.

“Intermittent fire continued from both side from mid night till morning,” the officer said.

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