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Jammu & Kashmir: 15 Pakistani rangers killed in retaliatory firing by Indian forces along IB: BSF

The Border Security Forces (BSF) on Friday said that at least 15 Pakistani rangers were killed in retaliatory firing by the Indian forces along the International Border.

Pakistani troops continued the ceasefire violations on Friday with firing and mortar shelling on Indian posts and civilian areas along the LoC and international border in Jammu, Kathua and Rajouri districts, leaving a girl injured.

BSF said that Pakistani forces are pushing militants into this side as they foiled two infiltration bids a day before.

Firing and shelling continued overnight along the international border. “Yesterday, then again today morning ceasefire violations are happening from Pakistan side. Indian side also responding befittingly. Heavy calibre weapons are being used by Pak. We are hitting them hard though,” Defence PRO Manish Mehta said.

On Thursday, a Pakistani Ranger was killed and another injured in the retaliatory firing by BSF, as Pakistani troops heavily shelled five sectors along LoC and IB in J&K in which one BSF jawan died and 13 other civilians were injured.

Since surgical strikes by army on terror launch pads in PoK on September 28-29, five Indians, including four security personnel, have been killed and 34 injured in ceasefire violations.

On October 21, BSF killed seven Pak rangers and a terrorist opposite to Hiranagar sector along In in Kathua, in which one BSF jawan was injured.

On October 25, at least 2-3 Pakistani armymen are believed to have been killed in retaliatory firing by Indian troops in the Noushera sector of Rajouri district.

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