Jammu: A day after a BSF jawan was killed in Jammu in unprovoked firing by Pakistan, India hit back, destroying three Pakistan Army posts. According to sources, over 10 Pakistan Rangers were killed in the BSF action that took place late on Wednesday night.
"Post injury to BSF trooper Head Constable R P Hazra from unprovoked fire by Pak forces on Jammu IB in Samba sector yesterday, the retaliation continued till late night," the BSF said in a statement.
BSF Jammu (IG) refused to confirm the number of Pakistan Rangers killed. “We have inflicted heavy damage to both infrastructure and life in Pakistan. At least four of their BoPs have been destroyed," he said.
The BSF statement said that Pak mortar positions were located, targeted and destroyed by BSF troopers.
Intelligence agencies suspect that the recent round of firing could be a tactic by Pakistan to provide cover fire to intruding terrorists. "This morning, despite dense fog in the R S Pura area troopers detected an intrusion attempt around 5:45am. The intruder was neutralized around 7am. Complete area is cordoned off. Search will commence after fog gets clear," BSF said.
Responding to the incident, the Pakistani Army issued a statement, saying, "Indian Army fired unprovoked in the Zafarwal Sector. They targeted innocent civilians and three people were injured. In response, Pakistan targeted an Indian post, killing one soldier and injuring two. The post was neutralised."