After Gurnam Singh, another BSF jawan, injured by Pakistani gunmen, dies

Within a few hours of each other, India lost two BSF jawans, who died defending the country along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Srinagar, Oct 24 Just hours after 26-year-old BSF soldier Gurnam Singh, shot by Pakistani gunmen, succumbed to his injuries on Saturday night, another BSF jawan, who was also severely injured by Pakistani snipers, died at RS Pura Sector in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.

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The identity of the slain soldier is yet to be confirmed by BSF officials.

According to a BSF official the dead jawan was evacuated to a hospital in Jammu after he was injured in firing from across the border on Sunday. He died in the hospital.

Pakistan Rangers violated ceasefire twice on Sunday in RS Pura sector of international border (IB), using mortar shells and firing small arms.

The Border Security Force (BSF) gave a "suitable reply" and no one was injured on Indian side. Firing was still going on.

On Friday night, Pakistan Rangers had targeted the border hamlets and border outposts (BoP) with mortar shells and opened fire from automatic weapons along the IB in the sector.

During the late night attack, which started around 11 PM and continued till Saturday morning, Pakistan Rangers had used 60 and 81 mm shells in the Korotana Khurd and Budhipur Jattan villages in the RS Pura sector.

Seven Pakistan Rangers personnel and a terrorist were killed and three others seriously injured in a befitting retaliatory action by the BSF as the Pakistani troops had targeted six sectors in Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

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