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BSF foils infiltration bid along border in J-K’s Samba district

The militants fired several rounds and illumination flares, police said adding that the suspected militants were forced back and the infiltration bid was foiled.

india Updated: Feb 26, 2018 16:25 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Jammu
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A BSF trooper at a border out post observed some movement along IB in Ramgarh sector around 0500 hours on Monday.(HT File Photo)

The Border Security Force (BSF) on Monday foiled an infiltration bid by a group of three to four suspected Pakistani terrorists in Ramgarh sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district, officials said.

The latest attempt by alleged infiltrators to cross the border comes after the February 23 flag meeting between the BSF and Pakistan Rangers in Suchetgarh area of RS Pura in Jammu during which both the forces agreed upon maintaining peace and tranquillity on the international border.

“A suspicious movement of around four persons was observed between BSF posts Nanga and SP-II by the BSF men of 176 Bn in Ramgarh sector of district Samba around 0515 hours (5.15am),” an intelligence official said.

The BSF’s troopers fired five rounds of illumination flares followed by three bursts of seven to eight rounds of small weapons towards the area where the suspicious movement was detected, he said.

He added that the area where the border force troopers opened fire has the Hussain Post of the Pakistan Rangers.

“This process lasted around 0540 hours (5.40am). There was no retaliation by Pakistan. The suspected terrorists managed to escape back to Pakistan,” he said.

India accuses Pakistani soldiers of providing cover firing to help militants cross over and carry out attacks in Kashmir, a charge that Pakistan denies.

First Published: Feb 26, 2018 11:25 IST