Kashmir: Cross border fire kills BSF head constable, teenage girl


Meanwhile, Additional Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Arun Manhas said that the BSF troopers were giving a befitting reply to Pakistani firing. The BSF retaliated and during the night-long exchange of fire, a girl was killed and four were injured, said sources.

41-year old Head Constable A Suresh of 78 Batallion hailed from Tamil Nadu and joined BSF in 1995. However, the villagers have not been evacuated so far, he said. Describing his death as "unfortunate", Sharma said that the BSF constable was struck by a bullet that seemed to have crossed through a small gap in his bunker.

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"Situation on LC and IB is tense and war like", Mr Sharma here told mediapersons after wreath laying ceremony of BSF jawan attained martyrdom in Pakistan Firing. "The place where they engaged us has a stream nearby", Sharma said.

On the Pakistan side, two women were killed and five people were injured in Sialkot's Chaprar sector between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, Dawn quoted the Inter-Services Public Relations as saying. He said that all actions have been taken as a response to the violations by Pakistan. "However, we are more than prepared to meet any situation on the border, whether infiltration or ceasefire violation", he added.