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Kathua: 8 killed by BSF at International Border

India, New Delhi, October 21: Seven Pakistani Rangers and one terrorist were killed in retaliation firing by the Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday at the International Border in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir.

The terrorists shot by the security personnel was trying to infiltrate to the Indian side of the border but was neutralised. The firing reportedly began at 9:30 in the morning and continued for 40 minutes.

One of the BSF jawans was injured in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan as they resumed firing around 12:15 int he afternoon at two forward Indian positions in Hiranagar sector of Kathua.

Pakistan has been resorting to the mortar shelling and small arms fire at various places along the borders in Jammu region ever since India carried out the surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) at the terrorist launchpads in the region.

Besides resorting to automatics and small arms fire along the LoC in Rajouri district's Manjakote region throughout the Wednesday night, Pakistan continued lobbing mortar shells. The Indian troops have been retaliating with full force. No casualty or damage has been on the Indian side.