Pakistani forces fire on BSF post, 2 jawans injured
Two Border Security Force jawans have been reportedly injured in a cross-border firing near Jammu's Akhnoor area this evening. The firings were reported from Pakistan side of the border.india Updated: Sep 17, 2009 22:34 IST
Two BSF jawans were injured tonight when their observation post came under fire from Pakistani side across the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Akhnoor sector, after which the border guards retaliated using small arms.
The firing from Pakistani side at around 1845 hours was directed at the observation post along the fenced frontier at Nikkowal area of the sector, BSF sources said adding two jawans received bullet injuries.
The BSF hit back by firing from small arms.
Pakistan had reportedly administered a similar offensive last week near the Wagah border. On September 11, Pakistani forces fired two rockets towards Indian territory which fell in agriculture fields in two adjacent villages, drawing retaliation from BSF using machine guns.
Evidence of firings, like fragments of bullet shells and craters formed due to rocket firings, were recovered by the BSF jawans the following morning.
India then lodged protests against the rocket attacks with Pakistan, which outrightly denied the reports on firings. (With PTI inputs)