BSF officer killed in Pak sniper fire in Samba

Jammu: A BSF officer was killed on Tuesday by Pakistan sniper fire in the Samba area of Jammu and Kashmir, said BSF officials.

They said Assistant Commandant Vinay Prasad was hit by a sniper shot around 10:50 am when he and his patrol party were out for “carrying out border domination” along the International Border.

“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 Border in the Jammu region of the state.

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