BSF Officer Killed In Pak Firing


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Jammu: A sub-inspector of the Border Security Force (BSF) was killed on Tuesday in a cross-border firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

“The Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation in Rajouri sector on the LoC again, in which BSF Sub-Inspector Paotinsat Guite, who was deployed at Forward Defence Location, was killed,” a statement issued by the BSF said.

The incident took place at Tarkundi area of Mendhar in Poonch district.

It said the BSF has retaliated strongly and effectively on Pakistan army posts.

The mortal remains of the deceased would be sent by air to Maphoukuki village in Imphal, where his last rites will be performed with full state honours, the statement said.

On November 13, 11 people, including four Army personnel and a BSF officer, were killed in different ceasefire violations in north Kashmir, while four Army personnel were killed in firing by Pakistani troops in different sectors along the LoC in the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu region on November 21, 26 and 27.  (with PTI Inputs)

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