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Jawan killed as Pak. violates ceasefire

BSF responds with retributive action, damages Pak. posts

A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was killed in a fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops on the International Border in Jammu on Thursday morning.

In separate militancy-related incidents in Kashmir, a militant, an Army jawan and a BJP youth leader were killed and five CRPF jawans injured.

A BSF spokesman said constable Tapan Mondal suffered serious injuries when Pakistan Rangers “suddenly fired on a BSF patrol in the Samba Sector” around 9:30 a.m. He later succumbed to his injuries. The 25-year-old jawan was a resident of West Bengal.

“In response, the BSF carried out calibrated retributive action against Pakistani Rangers in Samba Sector and caused serious damage to a few Pakistani posts and caused grievous injuries to at least two Pakistani Rangers,” said the BSF spokesman.

He said the retaliatory action continued till 2 p.m. when “the Pakistani side silenced their weapons”.

In Pulwama’s Pampore, a militant and two Army jawans were killed and at least two others were trapped inside a residential colony on Thursday evening. A police spokesman said the militant was killed in the initial exchange of fire when a search party arrived in Samboora area in Pampore.

CRPF men injured

Six CRPF personnel were injured in a militant attack on a convoy in Anantnag. “The CRPF patrol was going to their camp near Pahalgam. Three jawans received bullet injuries and two were hit by shards of broken glass,” Inspector General, CRPF, Zulfikar Hassan said.

The body of BJP youth president was found in Shopian on Thursday evening. A police spokesman said Gowhar Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Shopian, was found with his throat slit. The body also bore torture marks.

BJP leader's body found 

Police said the body of BJP youth president was found in Shopian on Thursday evening.

A police spokesman said the throat of the victim, Gowhar Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Shopian, was found slit when his body was recovered in Kiloora village.

The body also bore torture marks too, according to the police.

“We have started investigations into the incident,” said the police. 

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