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17 May 2018

Pakistan shells border posts, civilian areas, leaving BSF jawan injured

Pakistan Rangers violated ceasefire and lobbed mortars at over 15 Border Out Posts and some civilian areas along the International Border (IB) in Samba and Kathua districts of Jammu and Kashmir overnight.

BSF troops retaliated and the exchange of fire was ongoing when reports last came in, senior BSF official said.

A BSF jawan injured in the shelling has been hospitalized.

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Pakistan targets border posts; BSF jawan injured
33 deaths this year so far due to Pak shelling

Deaths this year

33 deaths this year so far due to Pak shelling

A 28-year-old BSF jawan was killed two days ago as Pakistani troops violated ceasefire to help infiltrators cross the International Border (IB) in Samba sector.

Troops prevented four infiltration bids along the IB since Sunday.

There has been a total of 33 deaths this year, including 17 security personnel, in over 700 incidents of Pakistani shelling along the IB and Line of Control.

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