Four BSF personnel killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan


Jammu, June 13  : Four BSF personnel, including three officers, killed and five others injured in unprovoked firing by Pakistan Rangers on Border Out Post Chambliyal in Ramgarh Sector along the International Border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir.
‘Pakistani Rangers initiated cross-border firing along IB in Ramgarh sector late on Tuesday night,” Ram Awtar, IG BSF here said on Wednesday.
He said, “We have lost four of our personnel, including an assistant commandant rank officer, while other 3 of our personnel suffered injuries.”
He said Pakistan Rangers and the BSF had recently agreed to ensure ceasefire along the IB but the former violated it by initiating cross-border firing.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police S P Vaid in a tweet has expressed his condolence over the incident.
“In Ramgarh Jammu sector of IB , 4 BSF personnel were killed including one Asstt Commandant and 5 injured due to firing from across. Our heart goes to those who lost their dear ones,’ he said.
The cross-border firing in Chambliyal post area of Ramgarh sector started around 2230 hrs on Tuesday and continued till 0200 hrs.
“The BSF troops also retaliated to the fire”, said an official.
This is the second major ceasefire violation along the IB this month despite Director General Military Operations (DGMO) of the two countries agreeing, on May 29, to implement the ceasefire pact of 2003 in ‘letter and spirit’ and a sector commander-level (BSF DIG-Rangers Brigadier) meeting here on June 4 to ensure peace by ‘holding fire’ along the IB.
On June 3, two BSF personnel, including an assistant sub-inspector, were killed and 10 people, mostly civilians, injured in heavy shelling and firing by Pakistan Rangers along the IB in Pragwal, Kanachak and Khour sectors.