BSF man killed in cross-border firing in Jammu and Kashmir

A Border Security Force (BSF) man was killed when Pakistani troops opened fire along the International Border (IB) in Jammu district.
BSF man killed in cross-border firing in Jammu and Kashmir
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A Border Security Force (BSF) man was killed when Pakistani troops opened fire along the International Border (IB) in Jammu district.

Constable Bijender Bahadur was on duty at forward point along the fence in Arnia sector along the IB when Pakistani Rangers resorted to mortar shelling and small arms fire at about 0020 hours today, said a BSF officer.

A bullet hit the man on the left side of his abdomen and he succumbed to injuries on the way to hospital, a BSF officer said.

"BSF troops retaliated strongly and gave befitting reply," he said.

"Intermittent fire continued from both side from mid night till morning," the officer said.

Bahadur, 32, hailed from Vidya Bhawan Naraypur village in Uttar Pradesh's Balia district. He is survived by his wife Sushmita Singh.

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