BSF foils infiltration bid in Jammu and Kashmir

October 1st, 2008 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Oct 1 (ANI): Pakistani troops today fired from across the border to push in armed militants in Jammu and Kashmir, in yet another ceasefire violation.

A Border Security Force (BSF) spokesman said, “Pakistani Rangers opened fire on Tent Post along the international border in Kancchak sub-sector of Jammu frontier in the wee hours today.”

BSF troops beat back the infiltration bid and the militants later escaped into the Pakistani side.

A group of militants tried to enter into Indian territory in Zeroline area under the cover of Pakistani firing, following which the BSF personnel retaliated, the spokesperson said.

The exchange of fire between Pakistani Rangers and BSF continued for nearly half an hour, he added.

However, there was no loss of life or injury in the cross-border firing.

Todays firing took place at the same place where three militants had infiltrated in Kancchak area on August 25 after cutting the border fence under cover of Pakistani firing, the spokesman said.

This is the second infiltration bid in the past three days.

Earlier, Pakistani troops tried to infiltrate militants into India along international border via the Chak Fagwari area in Pargwal belt of Jammu on September 27. (ANI)

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