BSF foils infiltration bid on International Border in J&K’s Samba

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): A major infiltration bid along the International Border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir was foiled by the Border Security Force (BSF) today as it engaged the infiltrators first and then forced them to go back to the Pakistani side.

A BSF spokesman in a statement issued here said that on the intervening night of 14-15 September, alert troops of BSF foiled an infiltration bid from Pakistan side in Samba sector of J&K.

“Movement of a group of five militants was noticed in Pakistan side of International Boundary of Samba sector which was tracked by alert BSF troops. At about 12:30 hours (in midnight), the group of heavily armed five militants were seen by alert BSF troops close to International Boundary in Pakistan side where they reached taking advantage of undulating ground and thick wild growth,” the BSF spokesman said.

He said that the militants took refuge in a place having dense wild growth. “All nearby BSF duty points also alerted, BSF troops challenged them to stop on which they fired on BSF party with heavy volume of fire. BSF alert troops in self defence fired on the infiltrating militants in a coordinated effective fire and foiled a possible infiltration bid, an attempt of armed militants from Pakistan side helped by Pakistani rangers,” said the BSF spokesman.

He said that the area was illuminated with the help of para bomb and BSF troops saw the militants fleeing towards Pakistan side. “The area was searched but nothing was recovered as militants could not cross the IB. Strong protest note is being lodged with Pakistan Rangers for their help in facilitating militants in infiltrating towards Indian side,” BSF spokesman added.

-ARK