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Pakistani intruder shot dead by BSF in Pathankot’s Bamiyal sector

The troops challenged the intruder but seeing no response they fired which killed him on the spot.

india Updated: Feb 07, 2017 19:47 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pathankot
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Soldiers stand guard inside an airbase in Pathankot.(HT File Photo)

Border Security Force (BSF) troops on Tuesday morning gunned down a Pakistani intruder along the International Border (IB) in Bamiyal sector, the same area from where terrorists infiltrated to attack the Pathankot airbase in January last year.

Officials said the BSF observation post at Simbal detected suspicious movements around 8:15am, about 50 metres from the fence. They said the troops challenged the intruder but seeing no response they fired, killing him on the spot..

A map of the area where the BSF shot dead the Pakistani intruder. (PTI)

Sources said the BSF held a flag meeting with Pakistani Rangers after retrieving the dead body.

Confirming the incident, Pathankot senior superintendent of police (SSP) Nilambari Jagadale Vijay said the BSF handed over the Pakistani national’s body to the police. She said it has been sent to the Pathankot civil hospital. The autopsy will be conducted after verifying the infiltrator’s identity, she said.

Security has been further strengthened in Bamiyal sector after the incident.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Feb 07, 2017 14:10 IST