J&K: 4 BSF personnel killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan

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Samba, June 13: Four Border Security Force (BSF) personnel including an Assistant Commandant lost their lives and three others were injured in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Chambliyal sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba on Wednesday. 

Assistant Commandant Jatinder Singh, Sub-Inspector Rajnish Kumar, ASI Ram Niwas and Constable Hans Raj were killed in unprovoked shelling and firing by Pakistan Rangers.

The injured were admitted to the Army Hospital in Satwari.

The Pakistan ceasefire violation took place days before the annual ‘Urs’ (festival) at the Baba Chamliyal shrine in the Ramgarh Sector.

Traditionally, each year on Urs at this shrine, Pakistani troopers pay obeisance and offer a ‘chaddar’ as a token of reverence. BSF jawans serve ‘sharbat’ to Pakistan Rangers at the shrine.

Earlier last month, the Director General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan held talks on the issue of ceasefire violations and terrorist activities.

Both the sides agreed to fully implement the ceasefire understanding of 2003, to ensure that firing will not be violated by both sides.


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