Two BSF Jawans Killed in Cross-Border Firing in J&K’s Akhnoor
According to locals, the firing has been going on since 2:30 am.
Two Border Security Force jaws were killed in cross-border firing by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir’s Akhnoor in the early hours of Sunday, 3 June, ANI reported.
Terming as "unfortunate" the fresh ceasefire violation along the International Border, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said the DGMOs of India and Pakistan should hold dialogue again and stop the bloodshed.
The ceasefire violation on the border, in which two BSF jawans have been martyred and several civilians injured, is very unfortunate and it happened despite DGMO-level talks. It should not have happened.Mehbooba Mufti, Chief Minister, Jammu and Kashmir
BSF's Constable Vijay Kumar Pandey and ASI Satya Narayan Yadav succumbed to injuries they had sustained in the cross-border firing. According to IGP Jammu SD Singh, thirteen civilians were also injured in the firing in Ankhoor.
We are fully prepared to face any situation. 13 civilians are injured but their morale is high, we have made full arrangements to vacate people from vulnerable areas.SD Singh, IGP Jammu
The chief minister said people on both sides of the border are getting killed by the firing and called upon DGMOs of both the countries to talk and end the bloodshed.
On 29 May, the DGMOs of India and Pakistan agreed to "fully implement" the ceasefire pact of 2003 in "letter and spirit" forthwith to stop border skirmishes in Jammu and Kashmir.
Firing from Pakistan has been on since 2.30 am, we did not sleep since then, all of us here are very scared.A local resident of Ankhoor to ANI
(With inputs from ANI)
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