In a tragic incident along the international border in the Ramgarh sector of Samba district in Jammu and Kashmir, a Border Security Force (BSF) head constable lost his life as Pakistani Rangers unleashed unprovoked firing on Indian troops early Thursday. The deceased, identified as Lal Fam Kim from Aizawl, Mizoram, fell victim to the cross-border aggression.
The BSF confirmed the casualty, marking the end of a 12-day lull in ceasefire violations by Pakistan. The firing originated from the Ashraf Post of Pakistani Rangers, targeting BSF’s Naryanpur border outpost around 12:20 am. This incident marks a significant breach of the nearly year-long ceasefire between the two nations.
Reports suggest that the Indian forces retaliated effectively to the unprovoked firing, as tensions escalated along the international border. The last instance of firing by Pakistani Rangers occurred on October 26 in the Arnia sector, preceding this unfortunate event. The firing targeting Outposts in the district is the third ceasefire violation in 24 days by the Pakistani Rangers along the border in J&K.
One terrorist killed in separate incident
Simultaneously, in a separate incident in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, security forces engaged in a cordon and search operation in the Kathohalan area, acting on intelligence suggesting the presence of militants. The encounter that ensued resulted in the neutralization of a terrorist, identified as Myser Ahmad Dar, affiliated with the terror outfit The Resistance Front (TRF), according to Kashmir Zone Police.
The security forces’ swift response and the successful operation against the militant underscore the ongoing challenges faced by the region in maintaining peace and combating terrorism. Since past few weeks the infiltration bid, ceasefire violations and targeted attacks have increased in J&K. This follows the crackdown on terror modules including the attachment of properties of the Pak-backed rogue terrorist supporters.