JAMMU, Feb 6: Within four days, the Border Security Force (BSF) thwarted yet another fierce stand-off attack on duty mound at International Border, which originated from Pakistan side, in Samba sector this morning, followed by heavy mortar shelling and firing in the forward areas.
Official sources said a group of heavily armed militants reached close to the International Border on Pakistan side taking advantage of undulating ground in Samba sector at 8.45 am and opened heavy firing on the BSF personnel deployed on duty mound in forward areas with automatic weapons.
The BSF personnel swiftly organized coordinated effected fire over the militants not only to suppress their firing but forced them to retreat to Pakistan from where they had been launched into the Indian territory to target forward BSF posts, infiltrate into this side and carry out terror attacks on security force installations and civilian areas.
The very effective firing brought down on the militants by alert BSF personnel thwarted designs of not only the militants but also the Pakistani Rangers, who had been facilitating their infiltration attempt into the Indian side.
“The BSF jawans very narrowly escaped during the firing by the militants, which was resorted to from very close to the International Border on Pakistan side,’’ sources said, adding that the firing was fully supported from Pakistan side but befitting response by the BSF didn’t allow the Rangers’ plot to succeed.
On February 2, the BSF had foiled similar attack by the militants in Samba sector and forced a group of three to four militants to flee back to Pakistan. In that attack too, the BSF had narrow escape.
On January 13, the BSF had foiled a major infiltration attempt by a group of three to four militants between Samba to Hiranagar sector of the International Border.
Sources said the militants were making determined attempts to infiltrate into the Indian territory from the International Border but the BSF has foiled their all plans.