‘Pak intruder’, soldier killed in J&K

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Border Security Force (BSF) personnels patrolling on the fence at International Border from Jammu. | PTI: Photo

SRINAGAR — An unknown intruder was shot dead on Tuesday by Border Security Forces in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Official sources said that at about 1415 hours, an individual was observed moving suspiciously across the fence ahead of Post at Dhulanja Coy/70 Bn of BSF.

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The intruder was challenged on which he hid behind a tree. On warning that he will be fired upon if he didn’t come out with hands above, the official said that the intruder came out and was asked to walk towards the fence, with due caution. Subsequently, the intruder came close to the fence and threw some papers across the fence. The same were being checked.

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The intruder was asked to strip for closer search. He ran back and after repeated verbal warnings, the intruder was shot by the BSF sentry. The intruder had fallen on the ground across the fence and looked likely to be fatal, the official said.

Meanwhile, a soldier was killed and two others including an Army Major were injured as India and Pakistan troops exchanged fire along the Line of Control in Rajouri district.

Official sources said that three soldiers of 17 Madras were injured after Pakistani Army fired at them in “violation of the ceasefire agreement” in Mala area of Sunderbani sector.

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The injured, identified as Major Kambley, Havildar Mahender and rifleman A Thomas, were shifted to separate hospitals.

While Major and the Havildar were shifted to Military Hospital Akhnoor for further treatment, the rifleman was admitted locally where he succumbed to the injuries, they said.

Confirming it, officials said Army has given a “befitting” reply to the firing.

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