SIALKOT: Cross-border firing between Pakistani border guards and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) personnel killed two soldiers in the Shakargarh sector of Narowal district on Wednesday, a Chenab Rangers spokesman said.
The dead included Naik Riaz Shakar and Lance Naik Safdar of Chenab Rangers, the spokesman said, adding that the exchange broke out ahead of a flag meeting ceremony in the sector.
The spokesman said that a commander from the Indian side had requested a meeting and when two representatives from the Rangers contacted them, the Indians opened fire.
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Earlier in October and November, skirmishes at the Indo-Pak border increased hostilities between the two countries with both accusing each other of initiating the firing.
Reportedly more than 20 people had lost their lives on both sides of the border.