BSF kills two unarmed intruders from Pakistan at border

February 17th, 2008 - 5:18 pm ICT by admin  

Jammu, Feb 17 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) shot dead two “unidentified unarmed intruders” at the India-Pakistan border in Ranbir Singh Pura sector early Sunday. A BSF spokesman said a group of people was sighted moving into Indian side near Makwal border post in the sector, 35 km west of Jammu early Sunday.

“We allowed them to come in, keeping a close watch,” said the spokesman.

The troopers then fired at them when the “unarmed intruders were about 100 meters from a patrol party”, the spokesman said. “Two were shot dead while others managed to escape.”

Initially, the spokesman said, the BSF didn’t know the intruders were unarmed as it was quite dark when the movement was spotted.

The spokesman said that there appeared about seven to eight people in the group and “all were unarmed”. “We do not know who they were, militants, smugglers or guides, but we can say that they were Pakistani intruders,” he said.

The bodies have been handed over to police.

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