Militants believed to have sneaked into India amid Pak infiltration bid in Jammu

August 26th, 2008 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Aug 26 (ANI): In its second infiltration attempt since May, Pakistan troops reportedly opened fire on Tuesday at the Border Security Force (BSF) posts in Kanachak area of Akhnoor sector, allowing some militants to easily infiltrate the International border near Jammu.
Under the cover of the indiscriminate firing which took place between 12.30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. on intervening night of Monday-Tuesday from across the border, a big group of militants took position near the Kanachak and fired at the BSF post.
According to BSF sources, some of the militants managed to cut open the fence and it appeared that some of them have sneaked into the Indian side. The Army has been alerted.
Despite retaliation from the BSF troops, as they fired back, heavy firing across the border has reportedly helped the militants to infiltrate into the country.
However, no damage was caused or casualties were reported on the Indian side.
With this, the number of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops at the Line of Control (LoC) as well as the International Border has risen to 29, since January 2008. (ANI)

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