J&K: Pakistani troops target BSF posts at 25 locations, two jawans injured

Jammu, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 19 October 2013, 10:13 AM

In yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistan on Saturday resorted to heavy and unprovoked firing at Border Security Force (BSF) posts at as many as 25 different locations along the International Border in Jammu and Samba districts Friday night, sources said.

This prompted the Indian troops to retaliate. Suspected militants under cover of firing with active support of rangers made desired attempts of infiltration in Samba area of Jammu and Kashmir, reports said.

The Indian troops foiled the infiltration bid. One suspected militant was reportedly killed in encounter with the security forces, while two BSF jawans were injured.

Heavy exchange of fire took place in Kathua, Samba, Hira Nagar, RS Pura and Pargawal sectors.

A senior security official had said earlier that there has been increased infiltration attempt in 2013 in comparison to 2012.

According to a Home Ministry estimate, in 2012, at least 120 hardcore militants had entered into Jammu and Kashmir while in 2013 till September 30, 90 militants have already sneaked into the state from across the border.

It has also been observed that the infiltration attempts have increase manifolds ever since new Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif took charge in June.

First Published: Saturday, October 19, 2013 08:47 AM
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