BSF assistant commandant killed in Pak sniper fire in Samba

JAMMU: A BSF officer was killed on Tuesday in sniper fire from across the border in the Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir, officials of the border guarding force said.

BSF assistant commandant killed in Pak sniper fire in Samba

Assistant Commandant Vinay Prasad was hit by a sniper shot. File photo

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Jammu, January 15

A BSF officer was killed on Tuesday in sniper fire from across the border in the Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir, officials of the border guarding force said.

They said Assistant Commandant Vinay Prasad was hit by a sniper shot at about 10.50 am when he and his patrol party were out for “carrying out border domination” along the IB.

“Pakistani snipers opened fire at them, leading to grievous injuries to the officer. Prasad was rushed to a medical facility in Satwari in Jammu where he later succumbed to his injuries,” an official said.

The Border Security Force (BSF) is tasked to guard the India-Pakistan International Border in the Jammu region of the state. PTI

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