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BSF soldier killed in cross-border firing by Pakistan in J-K’s Rajouri

Rai Singh, a BSF head constable, succumbed to the injuries he suffered on Sunday night after “Pakistani army resorted to heavy cross-border firing in the Rajouri sector”, according to an army officer.

india Updated: Nov 21, 2016 08:54 IST
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Rai Singh, a BSF head constable, succumbed to the injuries he suffered on Sunday night. (ANI on Twitter)

A BSF soldier was killed in heavy cross-border firing by Pakistani army in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri sector on Sunday night. Three others were injured in what was the third ceasefire violation since Saturday.

Rai Singh, a BSF head constable, succumbed to the injuries he suffered on Sunday night after “Pakistani army resorted to heavy cross-border firingin the Rajouri sector”, according to an army officer.

The army was giving befitting response to the Pakistani fire, he added.

“Last night in heavy shelling from Pakistan side along the LoC in Rajouri area, four BSF Personnel sustained splinter injuries. Head Constable Rai Singh, who was seriously injured, succumbed to his injuries, while the condition of another personnel was serious,” a BSF officer said.

Rai Singh, a resident of Jhajjar district of Haryana, is survived by wife, three sons and mother, he said.

Since the September 29 surgical strikes by India on terrorist launch pads along the Line of Control, there have been 286 incidents of firing and shelling along the LoC and the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistani troops, in which 26 people, including 14 security personnel, have been killed.

First Published: Nov 21, 2016 07:48 IST