Man Shot Dead On Indo-Pak Border

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BSF troopers patrol along IB

Jammu: BSF troops on Monday shot dead an alleged Pakistani intruder along the International Border (IB) in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

The body is lying on the zero line and has not been retrieved yet, they said.

The officials said the incident took place in the Check Faqeera border outpost area when BSF personnel noticed some suspicious movement of a person who was trying to sneak into the Indian side from Pakistan.

The intruder was challenged but he paid no heed and was subsequently shot dead, they said, adding an operation is on to retrieve the body of the deceased.

The incident comes a day after the BSF detected a 150-metre-long underground tunnel suspected to be used by four Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants for infiltration from Pakistan recently.

All the four militants were killed in a gunfight when a Kashmir-bound truck, in which they were travelling, was stopped for checking at Ban toll plaza on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway on Thursday.

A huge cache of arms and ammunition including 11 A K assault rifles, three pistols, 29 grenades and six UBGL grenades were recovered from the possession of the slain terrorists, who, according to police, had come to execute a big plan to disrupt District Development Council polls in the UT, slated to be held in eight phases beginning November 28.

Meanwhile, the BSF men posted in Macchil sector in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district fired warning shots after observing ‘suspicious movement’ along the Line of Control (LoC), reports said.

The personnel of BSF 169 BN posted at tower post in Machil reported that the sentry guarding the post fired some gunshots towards the suspected spot after observing some ‘suspicious movement’, news agency KNO reported.

Quoting Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kupwara, Shriram Ambarkar, the report said that no operation was underway and no recovery has been made from the spot.

“It’s snowing in the area and searches have not been launched yet,” he said.

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