Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday busted a bunker across the international boundary. The assault by BSF took place on the western borders, ANI reported. The response by the Indian side came a day after intense shelling and firing by Pakistan left five people including a BSF jawan dead.
However, on Saturday, the BSF had said the situation on the International Border (IB) in Jammu region remained by and large peaceful but schools in the affected areas were closed as a precautionary measure for the second day.
Watch | BSF troops on the western borders, bust a bunker across international boundary on May 19.
#WATCH: BSF troops on the western borders, bust a bunker across international boundary on May 19. #JammuAndKashmir (Source: BSF) pic.twitter.com/MaecGPf7g3
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The unprovoked firing from the Pakistani side had recently resulted in killing of four civilians and a BSF jawan, while 12 others were injured. A PTI report said that Pakistan Rangers rained mortar shells on villages and border outposts in one of the worst ceasefire violations on the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir.
On May 15, the firing started from across the border when the BSF foiled two infiltration bids in Samba sector, resulting in the death of a jawan manning a forward post. A day earlier, a group of five suspected terrorists were noticed moving in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district, prompting a massive search operation.
Speaking to media, a BSF spokesman said that the Pakistan Rangers today “pleaded” with them to stop firing along the IB after being pounded with heavy artillery that also left a trooper dead across the border. “(Pakistan) Rangers called up Jammu BSF formation today and beseeched to stop firing,” a BSF spokesman was quoted as saying by PTI.
“The befitting reply by BSF units to the unprovoked shelling and firing across the IB by Pakistani forces has forced them to plead for ceasefire,” a senior official said.