BSF foils intrusion bid by militants, major manhunt launched for suspected infiltrators

BSF foiled  a intrusion bid by terrorists from neighboring Pakistan in Gurdaspur early today morning.

Published: 03rd October 2016 12:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd October 2016 02:15 PM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

CHANDIGARH: The Border Security Force (BSF) foiled  a intrusion bid by terrorists from neighboring Pakistan in Gurdaspur early today morning.

Sources said that the firing took place at Chakri outpost of BSF on the international border in Gurdaspur district at 2 am. As BSF personnel repulsed an intrusion bid by around ten people.

After that BSP launched a major search operation in Dorangla and surrounding villages to hunt suspected infiltrators who reportedly entered Indian Territory from across the border last night.

An officer said that the suspected movement was noticed by the BSF troops by using Hand Held Thermal Imagers (HHTI) near the international border. The intruders who had crossed the border, but were behind the barbed wire fencing, were challenged and thus they started firing at the BSF outpost. On this the BSF retaliated the firing. Then the intruders retreated back to Pakistan.

While yesterday during the beat the retreat ceremony at Attari-Wagha border which was resumed after few days, a stone was thrown from the Pakistani side of the border and anti-India slogans such as “Kashmir banega Pakistan” were also shouted. Nobody was injured in the incident.

Already the state government had evacuated some four lakh people from 1000 villages on the 553 kilometers long border with Pakistan in the ten kilometer radius of the border after directions from union government.

This year on January 2, the terrorist from Pakistan had attacked the Indian Air Force (IAF) base in Pathankot and before that last year  on July 27 a police station in Dinanagar town of Gurdaspur district by the terrorist. In both these attacks all these terrorist were killed by the security forces.

Tension had escalated between India and Pakistan following the recent terror attacks in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir and then the  surgical strikes carried out by the army across the Line of Control to destroy terror launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).


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