6-Year-Old Boy, Border Security Force (BSF) Soldier Killed In Pak Firing

A BSF soldier injured in Pakistani firing in Jammu's and Kashmir's RS Pura died

Highlights

  • A BSF soldier died in Pak firing late on Sunday
  • Pak violated ceasefire twice in Jammu's RS Pura
  • Another BSF jawan had died in snipper attack in Hiranagar sector
Jammu:

A six-year-old boy and a Border Security Force (BSF) soldier were killed in heavy shelling and firing by Pakistani troops along the International Border in Jammu's RS Pura sector. Another BSF soldier and eight civilians were also injured in the firing.

The injured soldiers were evacuated to a hospital in Jammu where one of them died late last night.

Pakistani Rangers violated ceasefire twice on Sunday in the RS Pura sector. Security personnel gave a "suitable reply", a BSF spokesperson said.

Pakistani troops targeted 13 border outposts and villages in RS Pura, Pargwal and Kanachak, using mortar shells and firing small arms.

Another BSF jawan Gurnam Singh, who was hit in the sniper attack in Hiranagar sector along the International Border in Kathua district on Friday night, had died late on Saturday. 

Seven Pakistani Rangers or paramilitary soldiers were killed in the retaliatory firing by the troops, the BSF said. The Pakistan army however denied any casualties on their side.

Warning Pakistan against any misadventure, a top officer of the border guarding force said that "we are ready for any eventuality".

"If they try to do anything, they will be given a befitting reply. We are fully prepared for that," BSF Additional Director General Arun Kumar said on Sunday.

Multiple ceasefire violations have been reported along the International Border and Line of Control after India conducted surgical strikes across the border in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir to target staging areas for terrorists last month. Pakistan has denied the cross-border raids.