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BSF officer killed in sniping by Pakistan troops in Jammu

Vinay Prasad was critically injured due to unprovoked firing at the patrol party.

SP Sharma | Jammu |

An officer of the BSF was killed on Tuesday when Pakistan troops indulged in sniping at an Indian patrol party in the Samba sector of Jammu.

A BSF spokesman said that the officer, Vinay Prasad, was critically injured due to unprovoked firing at the patrol party. He was immediately shifted to the military hospital at Jammu where he succumbed to injuries.

The spokesman said that at about 10.50 am, the BSF troops in Samba Sector while carrying out border domination were fired upon by Pakistan snipers resulting into grievous injuries to Vinay Prasad who was evacuated to the military hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and attained martyrdom.

DG BSF and all ranks of the BSF salute the supreme sacrifice of the martyr of the force, he said.

Offering condolences to the bereaved family of the deceased, BSF stands by them in this hour of grief, the spokesman added.

Pakistan troops also resorted to unprovoked shelling in civilian areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district.

A spokesman of the Army said, “At about 10 am, Pakistan initiated unprovoked Cease Fire Violation by Small Arms Fire and also shelling with heavy caliber weapons in Sunderbani Sector (J&K). Indian Army is retaliating strongly and effectively.”