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BSF trooper killed in Pak firing at Indian posts

IANS  Jammu, July 16, 2014
First Published: 17:36 IST(16/7/2014) | Last Updated: 20:30 IST(16/7/2014)

One Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed in unprovoked firing by the Pakistan Rangers at Indian positions along the international border in Jammu district on Wednesday.

Three troopers and four labourers were injured in the firing.

"Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing at Pital post of the BSF in Arnia sub-sector of RS Pura sector of the international border in Jammu district today (Wednesday)," a BSF source said.

"Eight people - two junior officers, two constables and four labourers - were injured. One of these, a critically injured trooper identified as constable Sanjay Dhar, has died," he added.

Senior BSF officials have reached the area to take stock of the situation.

The BSF guards the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, while the Line of Control (LoC) is guarded by the army.

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