JAMMU, June 1: A Pakistani intruder was shot dead by the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel along the International Border (IB) in Samba district in the early hours of this morning.
The incident took place near Mangu Chak border outpost in Samba sector around 2:50 am, the officials said.
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“In the early hours today, alert BSF troops noticed suspicious movement of a person, who crossed the IB from Pakistan’s side, in Samba area,” they said.
He was challenged by the security personnel but the intruder kept advancing towards the border fencing. The troops opened fire, killing him.
The BSF has launched a search operation along the IB in Samba sector as the intruder’s body is lying in the forward area.
This is the second such incident along the India-Pakistan border in Jammu division in two days.
On Wednesday, the Army foiled an infiltration bid with the arrest of three militants along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district.
The militants, from whom a huge consignment of arms and narcotics was recovered, were arrested after an exchange of fire near the border fence.