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BSF ASI killed in sniper fire in Poonch

BSF assistant sub inspector Kamaljit Singh who joined the force in 1988, succumbed to his injuries after being hit by a sniper in Krishna Ghati sector on the Line of Control.

india Updated: Sep 01, 2017 22:29 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Jammu
BSF,Pakistani sniper,Line of Control
File photograph of a BSF patrol along a border fence at an outpost along the Line of Control (LOC) between India-Pakistan. Pakistani troops have targeted Indian military facilities and villages in the Krishna Ghati sector in Poonch district several times in the past few months. (AFP)

A BSF assistant sub inspector was killed by a Pakistani sniper from across the Line of Control in Krishna Ghati sector in Poonch district, 250 km northeast of Jammu on Friday evening.

“At about 1745 hrs, ASI Kamaljit Singh of Border Security Force, sustained bullet injuries due to enemy fire initiated from across the Line of Control while he was deployed at a forward post in Krishna Ghati Sector,” a BSF officer said.

He was provided immediate first aid and evacuated from the post but unfortunately he succumbed to his injuries, said the officer.

Read more: BSF kills 3 Pakistani Rangers in retaliatory fire in Jammu

Martyr Kamaljit Singh (50), had joined BSF in 1988 and hailed from Malkana village in Bhatinda district of Punjab.

“In this hour of grief, Border Security Force stands in solidarity with the bereaved family of the martyr and remains committed to their dignity and well being,” the officer added.

First Published: Sep 01, 2017 22:29 IST