BSF trooper killed in cross-border fire in Samba sector

Jammu: A BSF jawan deployed along the India- Pakistan border in Jammu was killed today in an incident of unprovoked firing, a defence official said.

Head Constable R P Hazra was killed after Pakistan forces “sniped” from across the border in the Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

Retaliatory fire has been initiated, a senior BSF officer said.

The incident took place around 4.30 pm.

The BSF guards the Indo-Pak International Border (IB) in the region.

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