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India retaliatory fire – 15 Pakistan rangers killed

India retaliatory fire – 15 Pakistan rangers killed

India has been retaliating at the border with Pakistan for several hours. The Indian security forces killed 15 Pakistan rangers during this firing along the Jammu and Kashmir border. This news has been confirmed by the Border Security Force (BSF).

The retaliation from Indian troops was done after a lot of unprovoked firing by Pakistan army. It resulted in killing of two Pakistani Frontier Force soldiers and 13 rangers. However, two Indian civilians were also killed during the cross-border firing.

Due to the shelling attacks from Pakistani one civilian died in Khour belt of Pallanwala sector and another another civilian was injured in R S Pura sector. A 50 year old woman named Usma Bi was also killed in the shelling by Pakistan with another civilian being injured. Pakistani troops have been continuously attacking near the border ever since the surgical strikes by India.

Arun Kumar, BSF Additional Director General Kumar said that there would be a proper response from India to the attacks from Pakistani soldiers. The resulting retaliation killed Fifteen Pakistani soldiers. Indian army also destroyed few of their outposts and damaged some others.

Previously, Pakistani troops have targeted civilian areas and forward security posts using mortar shells and automatic weapons. They attacked along the International Border and Line of Control in Jammu, Kathua, Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

A statement from BSF said that based on the ammunition used in firing and shelling, the Pakistani Army is indeed supporting its paramilitary Rangers along the IB. This is what resulted in retaliatory firing.

According to a senior BSF officer, Pakistani Rangers started an unprovoked heavy firing at 1720 hours on October 27. The attack from Pakistan Rangers happened in Kathua Sector of Jammu and spread to Hiranagar and Samba. The firing continued until 0500 hours on October 28.

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