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Indian Army avenges BSF jawan's death, kills at least 8 Pakistani Rangers; destroys 2 mortar posts

Fifty-year-old Head Constable RP Hazra was on Wednesday severely injured after Pakistani forces "sniped" from across the border in the Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: January 04, 2018 15:19 IST ]
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A day after a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was killed by the Pakistani forces on his birthday in an unprovoked firing, the Indian Army has avenged its jawan's death by killing at least eight to ten Pakistani Rangers and destroying its two mortar posts.

Fifty-year-old Head Constable RP Hazra was on Wednesday severely injured after Pakistani forces "sniped" from across the border in the Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

Earlier in the day, BSF troops foiled an infiltration bid and killed an intruder along the International Border in Jammu district. Troops observed movement of two-three persons along the IB near Nikowal Border Out Post (BoP) in Arnia sector around 0545 hours, IG BSF, Jammu frontier, Ram Awtar said. They challenged them and opened fire resulting in the death of one intruder, he said adding, the deceased was in his thirties.  The other intruders managed to escape, he said. 

The force also destroyed two Pakistani posts in retaliation to the killing of its jawan in unprovoked firing. 

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