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Seven Pak rangers, one militant killed in retaliatory firing by BSF in Hira Nagar

Updated: Oct 21, 2016 19:55 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 21 (ANI): In reply to the sniper attack by Pakistani Rangers, the Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday launched an aggressive offensive firing of small arms and area weapons at 9. 35 am, killing one militant and seven Pakistani Rangers in Hira Nagar in Jammu and Kashmir.

In a statement issued here, the BSF said source input received claimed that Pakistan Post is running a news item claiming five Pakistani Rangers' death.

In the intervening night of October 19-20, BSF troops foiled an infiltration bid in Bobiyan village of Hira Nagar Sector in Jammu, in which one militant was killed; whereas, in the same area, Pakistani Rangers today targeted the BSF domination along the International Boundary, in which one BSF Constable Gurnam Singh received a bullet injury.

The Constable was evacuated to the Jammu Government Medical College with the cover fire, however, his condition remains to be critical.

The BSF said the forces are on high alert all along International Boundary and ready to foil any infiltration attempt.

Early on Thursday morning, Pakistan had resorted to ceasefire violation in Bhimer Gali(BG) sector of Rajouri and in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district.

This comes after a spree of ceasefire violations last week by Pakistan after the surgical strikes conducted by the Indian Army on 29 September to destroy terror launchpads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Ever since, Pakistan has stepped up cross-border firing and has violated the Line of Control ceasefire at least 20 times. (ANI)