New Delhi: The Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday killed seven of the Pakistani Rangers along the International Border in the Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. A BSF trooper was also wounded in the fight.

Pakistan Rangers, the border force of Pakistan, were killed in retaliatory firing by the BSF, while they were attempting to infiltrate the Indian side of the border.

“They used all sorts of weapons. If they begin again, will give them a reply again they should remember that,” DK Upadhyay, IG BSF Jammu Range said.

The firing began in the morning and continued till 40 minutes. Later on, it resumed at around 12.15 pm at two forward Indian positions in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district.

“Pakistani Rangers resorted to small arms firing on a forward border out post (BoP) along the IB in Bobiya area of Hiranagar sector in the district at 0945 hours today,” BSF officer said.

A befitting reply was given by the Indian army.

Ever since India carried out the surgical strikes carried across the Line of Control (LoC), Pakistan has been violating the ceasefire along the border areas.