Samba, Jan 03: Two Pakistani Rangers were gunned down this morning in a strong retaliation from Indian side after Pak troops targeted the BSF posts and resorted to heavy mortal shelling on Friday night along the border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir.
BSF sources said they have got reports that five Pakistani Rangers have been killed in the exchange of fire, with two casualties post 9:30 pm.
On the other hand, the J&K police confirmed that four civilians were injured in firing and shelling by Pakistani troops along the border in Kathua and Samba districts.
The ceasefire violation on Friday was the fourth by the Rangers in as many days and the eighth in the last nine days.
Since Pakistan continued to violate ceasefire and targeted the BSF posts, the jawans are ordered by the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to give a strong response to the Pak rangers.
BSF Director General DK Pathak, who briefed Home Minister Rajnath Singh at 10 pm on Friday, said the force had foiled a major infiltration attempt from across the border and his troops were on high alert.
"We have foiled a major infiltration bid that was being carried out from across the Chorgali border outpost under the cover of heavy ceasefire violation firing," Pathak said.
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