Infiltrators from Pakistan cross into Jammu and Kashmir (Lead)

August 26th, 2008 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS  

Jammu, Aug 26 (IANS) A group of infiltrators Tuesday entered the Indian territory from across the international border in Kana Chak sector and were headed towards this winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Border Security Force (BSF) officials said.The infiltrators from Pakistan opened fire to divert the attention of security forces and cut the barbed wire fence to cross into the Kana Chak sector, about 20 km north of here.

“A heavily armed group infiltrators cut the fence and entered the Indian territory. They were heading toward Jammu and a massive manhunt has been launched to nab them,” a BSF official said on condition of anonymity.

The BSF guards a section of the 198 km international border from Kathua to Akhnoor.

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