Jammu, June 3: Two Border Security Force (BSF) troopers were killed and three civilians injured on Sunday when Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling on the International Border in Jammu district.
The ceasefire violation comes nearly a week after the Director General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan agreed to implement the ceasefire pact of 2003 in “letter and spirit”.
The firing from across the International Border (IB) in the Pragwal area of Akhnoor sector started in the wee hours, resulting in critical injuries to two BSF personnel manning a forward post, a senior officer of the border guarding force said.
BSF sources said Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked, indiscriminate shelling and firing on the border’s Pargwal sub-sector.
“The BSF troopers, a constable, and an assistant sub-inspector were killed in the Pakistani firing and shelling that started at around 3.30 a.m. Our troops retaliated strongly and effectively,” the sources said.
“Firing exchanges are still going on.”
Besides Pargwal, the Pakistan Rangers also violated ceasefire in Akhnoor sector.
The police said the three injured civilians have been shifted for treatment to the Government Medical College, Jammu.