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BSF lodges protest with Pak Rangers over IED blast

india Updated: Jan 03, 2010 16:51 IST

The Border Security Force has lodged a protest with its Pakistani counterparts over the recent incident of IED explosion triggered by cross-border militants in forward defence location (FDL) along international border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir.

"A flag meeting was held for nearly 40 minutes and we registered a protest with the Pakistan Rangers yesterday over the incident of IED blast in which five BSF jawans were injured at FDL near Indo-Pak border in Samba," a senior BSF officer told PTI.

BSF authorities -- 182 Battalion Commanding officer, B S Rawat, 59th Battalion CO, S Mudhkar and 4th Battalion CO, P Trivedi held flag meeting with Pak Chinab Rangers officiating commander Wing Commander Abdul Salam Khan at Chilyari Border Out Post (BoP) on international border (IB) in Samba sector and registered protest with them over the incident.

The cross-border militants had cut the border fencing and planted an IED on the patrolling track near IB in Mangu Chak FDL in Samba district and triggered blast through remote control injuring five BSF jawans on December 26.

The BSF officials gave details about the incident to the Pak counterparts, who denied their involvement in it.

Earlier, BSF had lodged protest over firing on three BoPs of Bobiya and Londi in Kathua district and Chandma BoP in Samba district on December 22.