Infiltration bid foiled in Samba sector
The border observation post of BSF in Sambha sector of Jammu region came under heavy firing on Thursday night from the Pakistani side as they foiled an infiltration bid.Updated: May 09, 2008, 12:09 IST
The border observation post of BSF in Sambha sector of Jammu region came under heavy firing on Thursday night from the Pakistani side with initial reports suggesting that militants wanted to infiltrate into Jammu region.
Highly-placed sources in the BSF said that the incident took place at 2240 hours when the the BoP of 112 battalion of the BSF came under intense fire from the Pakistani side.
The suspected militants fired nearly 1000 rounds and hurled 16 grenades at the BSF post for quite sometime, they said.
There were no immediate reports of causality from the Indian side, which gave a befitting reply to the firing from across the border, the sources said, adding there was no evidence so far of direct involvement of Pakistani rangers in the incident.
A flag meeting has been scheduled and the BSF will lodge a strong protest about the incident to the Pakistani side, they said.
While the damage was being assessed, the sources said that some militants could have managed to sneak in as the fence was cut as well as damaged at some places.
Director General of BSF Ashish Mitra is currently in the state to review the security situation.