Jammu and Kashmir: Two BSF personnel killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistani rangers

03 June 2018, 04:57 PM

Two BSF personnel were killed and ten civilians including a woman suffered critical injuries after Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked and indiscriminate firing along the International Border on Sunday.

Both the personnel, including an Assistant Sub-Inspector, were rushed to a nearby hospital but later succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment.

The firing from across the border in Jammu and Kashmir's Akhnoor sector started in the wee hours of Sunday and prompted a strong and effective retaliation by the BSF. The cross-border firing was going on when last reports came in.

Here are the LIVE updates on ceasefire violation:

# 02:37 PM: We are fully prepared to face any situation. 13 civilians are injured but their morale is high, we have made full arrangements to vacate people from vulnerable areas: IGP Jammu SD Singh.

# 01:31 PM: Wreath-laying ceremony of BSF's Constable Vijay Kumar Pandey and ASI Satya Narayan Yadav took place.

# 11:59 AM: It's unfortunate that this has happened even after Directors-General of Military Operations (DGMOs) held dialogue. People on both sides of the border are dying. The DGMOs should hold dialogue again. This bloodshed must be brought to an end, says Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti.

# 10:18 AM:

# 09:30 AM:

# 09:10 AM: 3 civilians injured in cross-border firing by Pakistan in Akhnoor.

# 08:57 AM: According to locals in Akhnoor sector, the firing by Pakistani militants has been going on since 2:30 am and could not sleep the entire night out of fear.

# 05:38 AM: Two BSF personnel killed in cross-border firing by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir's Akhnoor sector.

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Pakistan violated the ceasefire days after the Director General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan on May 29 agreed to implement the ceasefire pact of 2003 in "letter and spirit". The decision was taken with an aim to stop border skirmishes in Jammu and Kashmir.

The recent deaths in the Pakistani firing raised the casualty figure during ceasefire violations along the IB and the Line of Control (LoC) in the state to 46. The dead includes 20 security personnel.

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Last month, thousands of people residing along the IB in Jammu, Kathua and Samba districts had to flee their homes following intense shelling from Pakistan between May 15 and May 23 which left 12 people dead, including two BSF jawans and an infant, and scores of others injured.

First Published: Sunday, June 03, 2018 08:30 AM
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