BSF Trooper Killed in Nowgam Sector

KL NEWS NETWORK

SRINAGAR

A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed as India and Pakistan armies Sunday exchanged gunfire in Nowgam sector of Handwara in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

The exchange of gunfire between India and Pakistan army started around 3:30 PM Sunday, official sources told Global News Service (GNS). The exchange of gunfire continued for at least half an hour between the arch rivals causing on spot death of a trooper. The slain has been identified as Constable Abhijit Nandi of BSF 119 battalion.

“The trooper was manning KB Post which came under heavy gunfire from Pakistan army. He died on the spot,” sources said, adding the troopers death led to escalation in the exchange of gunfire between the two sides.

The estranged armies of India and Pakistan on Sunday traded heavy gunfire in Macchil sector of the frontier Kupwara district.

The exchange of gunfire between the Pakistan Rangers and the army’s 5 Kumaon regiment started around 7:20 am today and continued for twenty minutes in Macchil sector of the district, official sources said. Pakistan Rangers, they said targeted army’s Sonapindi 3240 post, while the later attacked left shoulder post across the line of control.

During the clash, the arch rivals also targeted pickets of each others with light mortar shells.

“No reports of injury to any soldier on this side have been reported,” sources said.

Meanwhile, a cordon and search operation was instantly started by army’s 45 RR and 5 Kumaon in the forest area of Lenda Began and Musa Began in Sonapindi fearing that the militants might have sneaked into the Valley under the cover of gunfire from the Pakistan Rangers.

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