Srinagar, Nov 2: A constable of Border Security Force (BSF) was martyred on Thursday after Pakistan army attacked a patrol party of the force along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district. Constable Tapan Mondal of BSF succumbed to injuries sustained in the ceasefire violation by Pakistani Rangers. In retaliatory firing by the BSF, 2-3 Pakistani posts were damaged and two of their men were seriously injured.

“Today, at about 0930 hours, Pakistani Rangers suddenly fired on a BSF patrol in Samba sector”, a senior BSF officer told PTI. “After unprovoked firing, the BSF carried out action against Pakistani Rangers in Samba sector, caused damage to 2-3 Pakistani posts and grievous injuries to minimum two Pakistani Rangers, the force said.

On October 31, Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by firing from small arms along the Line of Control in Karmara belt of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. On October 26, Pakistani troops fired using small and heavy weapons at Sher Shakti and Mandhar areas of Kerni sector.