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Having faced heavy loss Pakistan Rangers plead for ceasefire before BSF

SP Sharma | Jammu |

Having suffered heavy loss due to retaliatory firing by the BSF, the Pakistan Rangers on Sunday pleaded for ceasefire before the Jammu based formation of BSF.

A spokesman of BSF said that the Pakistan Rangers this morning called up Jammu BSF formation and “beceeched to stop firing”.

The BSF officers of the Jammu Frontier are learnt to have appraised about Pakistan’s request to the Delhi based headquarters. However, no incident of firing was reported so far today in the border areas.

The BSF had given befitting reply to unprovoked shelling and firing in civilian areas along the border in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts of Jammu by Pakistan forces since Tuesday as a result of which they were forced them to plead for ceasefire.

For last three days,the precision targeting of Pakistan’s firing¬† locations inflicted heavy loss to them, said the spokesman.

Atleast 10 persons, including 8 civilians, were killed on both sides of the border. Two BSF soldiers also lost their life as Pakistan Rangers indiscriminately fired mortars at Indian positions and civilian areas. The BSF retaliated strongly and destroyed some firing formations of Pakistan. Four civilians and a soldier of the Pakistan Rangers suffered serious injury as they exchanged fire with BSF.

Shelling by Pakistan forces in the civilian areas of Jammu had generated lot of condemnation of Pakistan. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had urged Pakistan to reciprocate the unilateral ceasefire that has been ordered in Kashmir by the Modi government during the holy month of Ramzan.