BSF foils militant attack on forward post in Jammu and Kashmir

BSF official said the border guards, who very narrowly escaped the grenade attack, swiftly fired back towards the militant positions.

Published: 02nd February 2017 08:30 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd February 2017 08:30 PM   |  A+A-

Image of BSF Patrolling along the border in Kashmir region used for representative purpose

Express News Service

SRINAGAR: Border Security Forces (BSF) Thursday foiled militant attack on its forward post in border district of Samba in Jammu and Kashmir.

“A group of heavily armed militants reached close to International Boundary from Pakistan side taking advantage of undulating ground and thick wild growth today,” a BSF official said.

He said the militants took refuge in a depression having dense wild growth and at around 3.30 pm they attacked BSF forward post “Katao” by firing heavy volume of fire from automatic weapons and firing three under barrel grenades (UBGs).

The BSF official said the border guards, who very narrowly escaped the grenade attack, swiftly fired back towards the militant positions.

“The firing from BSF men not only stopped militant gunfire but also forced them to retreat,” he said.

The official said the alert BSF men foiled the ferocious stand-off attack from heavily armed militants from Pakistan by giving them a befitting reply.

“The militants might have followed the attack by infiltrating into this of IB to attack security installations,” the BSF official said adding the border post did not suffer any damage in the militant attack.

According to the official, the border guards are on highest level of alert along the IB in J&K to foil any attempt by militants to sneak into the State and cause disturbances.

He said after heavy snowfall in the Valley, the troops deployed along the LoC and IB in Jammu region are on high alert amidst intelligence inputs that militants may attempt to infiltrate in the State in Jammu region.

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