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BSF destroys 2 Pakistan mortar positions, kills intruder in Jammu

Statesman News Service | Jammu |

In the wake of the killing of a head constable of the Border Security Force (BSF) in sniper firing by Pakistan Rangers on Wednesday evening, the BSF destroyed two mortar positions across the International Border in the Samba sector of Jammu division.

The BSF killed a Pakistani intruder in the Ranbirsinghpura sector early on Thursday when taking advantage of the thick fog he had climbed the border fence.

BSF head constable Radha Pada Hazara was hit by a sniper bullet in his abdomen and died in hospital.

Top police and BSF officers, including the J&K DGP SP Vaid and IG BSF Ram Awtar, laid wreaths on his body in the headquarters of the Jammu frontier of BSF this morning.
Thereafter, Hazara’s body was flown to his native village Hat-Para in Murshidabad district of West Bengal.

A BSF officer said late on Wednesday evening mortar positions of Pakistan were identified and destroyed.

The BSF is maintaining extra vigil on Jammu border to negate intrusion attempts by miscreants aided by Pakistani forces. Firing across the IB is most of the time a diversionary tactic for facilitating intrusion of terrorists.