Indian Military Officer killed at the LoC in retaliatory fire from Pakistan

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Indian Military Officer killed at the LoC in retaliatory fire from Pakistan

JAMMU: Two BSF personnel, including an officer, were today killed as Pakistani Rangers targeted Indian posts in retaliation along the IB here with mortars and firing, nearly a week after DGMOs of both countries agreed to implement the ceasefire pact of 2003 in "letter and spirit".

The heavy firing and mortar shelling from across the border in Pragwal area of Akhnoor <link> and nearby Kanachak and Khour sectors also left 10 persons injured.

Pakistan side responded to Indian unprovoked firing by targeting forward duty points at International Border <link> (IB) in Pragwal around 0115 hours, causing critical injuries to Assistant Sub-inspector S N Yadav (48) and constable V K Pandey," a senior BSF officer told PTI.

He said both the injured were evacuated to medical facilities but succumbed to injuries.

The firing from across the border in violation of the ceasefire agreement prompted a strong and effective retaliation by the BSF, the officer said adding cross-border firing spread to Kanachak and Khour areas as well and was going on when last reports came in.

Earlier 19 people were injured in the Indian ceasefire violation.

On May 29, the DGMOs of India <link> and Pakistan agreed to "fully implement" the ceasefire pact of 2003 in "letter and spirit" forthwith to stop border skirmishes in J&K.