BSF foils another major infiltration bid along IB in J&K’s Samba                   


Abid Bashir

Samba (NVI): The Border Security Force (BSF) foiled another major infiltration bid along the International Border (IB) in Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir, the force officials said today. This is the second such attempt that has been foiled by BSF in Samba since September 14-15 night.

In a statement issued here, BSF spokesman said that on the intervening night of 26-27 September, alert troops of BSF foiled another major infiltration bid from the Pakistan side in Samba.

“Movement of a group of five militants was noticed in Pakistan side of the International boundary in Samba sector by alert BSF troops. This is the second attempt of infiltration through the Samba sector by the terrorist group after 14/15 September foiled attempt,” he said.

He said that during night hours, taking advantage of the darkness, a heavily armed group of five militants tried to enter into Indian territory but were engaged by alert BSF troops.

The spokesman said the BSF troops challenged them to stop on which they started firing, with Pakistan Ranger posts also giving them backup fire.

“BSF alert troops fired on the infiltrating anti-national elements with coordinated effective fire, however, they managed to flee back to Pakistan territory. With this, BSF foiled another possible infiltration bid of armed militants from Pakistan side well supported by Pakistan Rangers,” he added.