BSF jawan killed in Pakistan sniper fire at LoC in J&K’s Tangdhar

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Srinagar/new Delhi | Published: February 20, 2018 11:32:32 PM

A BSF jawan was today killed after he was shot by a Pakistani sniper from across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Tangdhar, officials said.

BSF jawan killed, pakistan, Tangdhar, jammu and kashmir, pakistan, Army hospital, Srinagar, Bihar, ceasefire violation, news on latest ceasefire violationThe officials said that Murmu was deployed at a forward defended location (FDL) along the LoC in Karnah sector of the Tangdhar area, when a sniper shot hit him in the stomach around 4:30 pm. (ANI)

A BSF jawan was today killed after he was shot by a Pakistani sniper from across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Tangdhar, officials said. Constable S K Murmu (28) succumbed to the “critical” injury of the gun shot wound he suffered in the ceasefire violation incident, they said. He died at the Army hospital in Srinagar around 8:30 pm. The officials said that Murmu was deployed at a forward defended location (FDL) along the LoC in Karnah sector of the Tangdhar area, when a sniper shot hit him in the stomach around 4:30 pm. “He was initially evacuated on foot from the forward area and then taken to Srinagar in an Army helicopter. However, Murmu succumbed to the fatal sniper shot. He was shot at by the Pakistani forces,” a senior officer said. The jawan, who joined the Border Security Force (BSF) in 2013, hails from the Jamui district in Bihar.

(More details are awaited.)

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