BSF lodges protest with Rangers over ‘ceasefire violation’
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Jammu, July 11: Border Security Force (BSF) today lodged a strong protest with its Pakistani counterpart over alleged cross-border firing and ceasefire violations at a forward post along Indo-Pak border in Samba district of Jammu.
“A flag meeting was called by the BSF at New S M Khora Post along International Border (IB) and strong protest was lodged with Pak Rangers over cross-border firing and ceasefire violations yesterday,” a senior BSF official told PTI.
The flag meeting was held at deputy commandant level, he said.
Pakistan Rangers had allegedly violated ceasefire by resorting to small arms firing along IB on Khawara Border Out Post (BOP) in Mawa belt of Samba district yesterday. However, no one was injured or killed in the firing.This is the fifth incident of alleged ceasefire violation and cross-border firing in past five days.
Pakistani troops had last ‘violated’ the ceasefire on July 7 when they allegedly opened fire at the Chak Pagwari BOP in Pargwal in Jammu.
On July 6, Pakistani troops allegedly fired at Pindi, Mala Bela and Chak Phagwari border outpost around 2230 in which a BSF jawan, K Hari Prasad, was killed and a villager, Roop Singh, injured.
Pakistani troops had also allegedly fired at the Chak Pagwari BOP on July 5 and killed BSF trooper Sultan Ali. Pakistani troops also allegedly fired at forward positions along the Line of Control in Krishnagati area of Poonch sector on July 5 night, they said.
Earlier, Pakistani troops had also allegedly violated the ceasefire last month when they fired at a forward outpost along the International Border in Jammu on June 21.
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