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BSF trooper killed in firing by Pakistan in J-K’s Samba

There have been nearly 12,000 ceasefire violations by Pakistan since 2002, which have resulted in the killing of 313 people, including 144 security personnel.

india Updated: Nov 02, 2017 15:01 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Jammu
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Constable Tapan Mondal was killed in firing by Pakistan in Samba in Jammu and Kashmir.

A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed on Thursday after Pakistan violated the ceasefire across the international border in Samba area of Jammu and Kashmir.

The trooper was identified as constable Tapan Mondal.

A senior BSF officer said the Pakistan Rangers suddenly fired on the border force’s patrol in Samba sector at about 9.30am.

“Due to this unprovoked fire, constable Tapan Mondal of the BSF sustained serious injury. The BSF retaliated the fire,” he added.

The incident happened near Manguchak post, which is manned by the 173 battalion.

The 25-year-old Mondal hailed from Murshidabad district in West Bengal. He is survived by his mother.

The BSF said in October that Pakistan Rangers have violated the November 2003 ceasefire 105 times along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir in the first nine months of the year.

There have been nearly 12,000 ceasefire violations by Pakistan since 2002, which have resulted in the killing of 313 people, including 144 security forces personnel. The highest number of such violations took place in 2002 when 8376 incidents were reported and 2045 incidents were reported in 2003.

India told Pakistan on Monday the support provided by its army to infiltrators was “unacceptable” and the Indian side will continue its “retaliatory measures” along the Line of Control (LoC) against “unabated support” given to terrorists seeking to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Nov 02, 2017 15:01 IST