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4 BSF men killed on border, Mehbooba anguished

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Srinagar: An assistant commandant was among four personnel of the Border Security Force (BSF) killed and five others injured in alleged Pakistani firing in Chambliyal sector in Samba district of Jammu region.

Director General of Police Shesh Paul Vaid said that Ramgarh Jammu sector of IB, 4 BSF personnel were killed including one Assistant Commandant and 5 injured due to firing from across. “Our heart goes to those who lost their dear ones.”

A BSF officer said that the firing from across the border in Chamliyal sector started around 10.30 pm on Tuesday and continued overnight, till around 4.30 am today. The BSF troops also fired in retaliation, the official said.

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has expressed deep anguish and grief over the death of four BSF personnel.

Paying rich tributes to the slain personnel, the Chief Minister reiterated her demand for cessation of hostilities along the borders to protect lives and properties of border people who, she said, have been caught in a distressing situation of past few months which has put them to vulnerability.

Mehbooba said the suspension of operations elsewhere in the State has given the people a sigh of relief and hoped the same is extended to the borders and an atmosphere of peace returns to these areas which had prevailed for more than a decade due to the peace efforts of both the neighboring countries in 2003 around.

The Chief Minister has extended her sympathies to the bereaved families while praying for peace to the departed souls.

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