BSF foils infiltration bid along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, one militant dead

Jammu: The BSF foiled an infiltration bid along the LoC in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir early on Tuesday, gunning down a militant even as a huge amount of ammunition was seized.
Officials said the incident occurred around midnight when the Border Security Force (BSF) troops deployed along the Line of Control fence in Keri sector of Rajouri detected some suspicious movement.

A BSF personnel in Kashmir. Reuters

A BSF personnel in Kashmir. Reuters

A heavy exchange of fire, including lobbing of grenades by the militants ensued for about 30 minutes and the guns then went silent from the other side, the BSF said. A search was conducted early morning during which the BSF party recovered the body of the militant along with an AK-56 rifle, 16 loaded magazines, 267 live rounds, 89 other rounds of AK-series and a monocular night vision device from the Pakistan side.

Three wire-cutters, used to breach the wire fence, a radio set, 2 improvised explosive devices, knife, 48 pencil cells, four walking sticks (used to pull the fence), five pairs of hand gloves, liquid for triggering fire, jackets, bed sheet, dry fruits and juice was also recovered, they said adding the seized items indicate that the terrorists were ready for a long haul had they succeeded in breaching the fence.

A picture of the spot showed the slain militant wearing dark green camouflage uniform like that used by Indian Army personnel. "The remaining terrorists took advantage of the undulating hilly ground and jungle and retreated to their side. The possible infiltration bid was foiled by alert troops," they added. The BSF said it has foiled 26 such bids, with 11 on the International Border, since 29 November last year in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Updated Date: Feb 21, 2017 18:48:44 IST

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