Three BSF troopers, army man injured in separate attacks by Pakistan in Rajouri

Srinagar: Three Border Security Force (BSF) personnel and an army soldier, two of them critically, were injured in separate attacks by the Pakistani army in Rajouri and Kathua district.

They were injured after the armies of India and Pakistan traded fire along the Line of Control (LoC) and international border in Rajouri and Kathua districts.

Official sources said that two BSF men and an army soldier posted along the LoC near Sunderbani sector of Rajouri  got injured in the firing.

“One among the injured BSF men identified as Anirban Chatterji suffered critical injuries. He has been shifted to military hospital Satwari Jammu,” officials said.

The army soldier was identified as Akash of 6 Jat Rifles and other BSF personnel whose identity could not be immediately established have also been admitted to hospital.

In another similar incident, a BSF trooper was injured when Pakistan troops fired Indian pickets along the International Border (IB) in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district on Tuesday.

The injured trooper has been taken to hospital for treatment, officials said.

Meanwhile, there was a fresh exchange of fire and shells between India and Pakistani army in Mendhar Mankote and Balakote areas of Poonch and Kalal of Nowshera Rajouri. In these areas, shells landed in some residential areas, following which the local moved to safer places.

An official of the BSF confirmed all these incidents and said that “our troops guarding the fence return fire effectively and strongly”.

The officer said that in wake of growing incidents of ceasefire violation and sniper attacks, the Indian troops guarding the fence in all these areas has been put on high alert. (GNS)

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