Major infiltration bid along IB in JK's Samba: BSF

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The Border Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday foiled a major infiltration bid by five heavily-armed militants along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district, a spokesperson said on Tuesday.

The militants fled back to the Pakistani side after being confronted by the border guarding force, the spokesman said.

He said a strong protest note is being lodged with the Pakistan Rangers for helping the infiltrating militants.

The spokesperson said alert troops observed movement of militants on the Pakistani side in Samba sector during the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.

“Their movement was tracked by BSF troops and at about 0030 hours, the group was seen close to the International Boundary where they reached taking advantage of the undulating ground and thick wild growth,” the spokesperson said.

He said the five militants took refuge in a depression having dense wild growth.

“The BSF troops challenged them to stop but they opened fired on the party,” the spokesperson said.

The BSF troops fired on the militants with coordinated effective fire and foiled a possible infiltration bid from the Pakistani side, he said.

He said the area was illuminated by the help of parabomb and BSF troops saw the militants fleeing.

“The area was searched but nothing was recovered as the militants could not cross the IB. A strong protest note is being lodged with Pakistan Rangers for their help in facilitating militants infiltrate towards the Indian side,” the spokesperson added.