BSF seeks flag meet after Pak fires at 25 posts

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Oct 19, 2013 19:48 IST

The Border Security Force (BSF) has lodged a formal complaint with its Pakistani counterparts after yet another ceasefire violation by Pakistan.

Pakistani troops attacked 25 forward BSF posts along the international border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday night.

The BSF jawans retaliated, and there was heavy firing and mortar shelling from early Friday night till early Saturday morning, said officials.

One intruder was killed as the jawans foiled multiple infiltration bids throughout the night, according to TV news reports.

Reports said the BSF has sought a flag meeting with Pakistani, but is yet to get a response. BSF sources said that Pakistani commanders had refused to hold a flag meeting to defuse the tension.

Moreover, Pakistan is yet to lift the body of the killed intruder, said TV news channels.

Earlier on Friday, a BSF personnel was injured as Pakistani rangers fired along the border at Arnia, RS Pura Pargwal and Hirangar area in Jammu and Samba districts.

Three children and two women were injured in firing by Pakistani troops along the border in Akhnoor's Pargwal, about 50km from Jammu on Thursday.

Officials also said they expected more incidents of firing along the border in the coming days, especially till Diwali.

 

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