Baramulla: A BSF trooper was reportedly injured on Tuesday in cross-border firing in Tangdar village of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Sources said that Pakistani forces fired at an Indian post in Tangdar sector along the Line of Control in which a BSF trooper posted at a forward post received serious injuries. The trooper was later shifted to hospital. Though the sources said that the Indian forces also retaliated but they had no information of any injury or loss of life on the other side of Kashmir.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kupwara Shamshar Hussain said that they had received reports that a BSF trooper had been injured but the BSF has not yet officially informed the police.
The far-flung area has no communication network, so the army and police are the only source for news confirmation.
PTI quoting an anonymous BSF official said the soldier was deployed at a forward defended location (FDL) along the LoC in the area, when a sniper shot hit him in the stomach region.
“The condition of the jawan is serious and he was being evacuated on foot till last reports came in,” a senior officer said.