Indian BSF soldier killed in retaliatory fire from Pakistan Rangers

Indian BSF soldier killed in retaliatory fire from Pakistan Rangers
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SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI: A BSF jawan was on Tuesday killed by Pakistan Rangers retaliatory fire from across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Tangdhar, officials said.

Constable S K Murmu (28) succumbed to the "critical" injury of the gun shot wound he suffered in the response to ceasfire violation.

He died at the Army hospital in Srinagar around 8:30 pm.

The officials said that Murmu was deployed at a forward defended location (FDL) along the LoC in Karnah sector of the Tangdhar area.

"He was initially evacuated on foot from the forward area and then taken to Srinagar in an Army helicopter. However, Murmu succumbed to the fatal sniper shot. He was shot at by the Pakistani forces," a senior officer said.

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