BSF man, policeman killed in two separate J&K incidents

BSF jawan killed in Pak ceasefire violation in LoC

The constable identified as Davender Singh Baghel was hit by a bullet from across the IB and was rushed to the military hospital where he succumbed to injuries.

In the backdrop of unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan in which one BSF personnel attained martyrdom, Director General BSF K K Sharma, on Tuesday said that reportedly a group of five terrorists have "managed" to enter into the Indian territory via tunnel on worldwide border in Jammu region.

He was immediately evacuated to medical facilities but he couldn't be saved.Complete area has been cordoned off.

"A BSF jawan was injured during ceasefire violation in Samba on IB near Manguchak post of 173 Battalion at around 0120 hrs (1:20 am) late Monday night", Hindustan Times quoted an intelligence official as saying.

Earlier, a senior BSF official said that Pakistani rangers resorted to unprovoked and indiscriminate firing around 11.30 pm Monday night and the heavy firing between the two sides continued for an hour. Five militants were seen through High Sensitive Thermal Imaging (HSTI).

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He said that the terrorists had sneaked in using a tunnel. We have not so far detected any tunnel but we are looking for it. "We will track and neutralise them soon", said KK Sharma, Director General (DG) of BSF. "The anti-tunneling exercise is going on", he said.

Modi will be visiting the state on May 19.

There was a lull in firing along the IB over the past three months after intense border skirmishes in January and February.

"Pakistan is our hostile neighbour and tries to push terrorists and violates ceasefire regularly".

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