Two infiltrators shot dead near Punjab border

BSF foil infiltration bid in Amritsar two intruders killed			india			Updated Sep 20 2017 11:01 IST		
				
			
		Press Trust of India

BSF foil infiltration bid in Amritsar two intruders killed india Updated Sep 20 2017 11:01 IST Press Trust of India

A Jawan of the Border Security Forces was martyred and one civilian injured in another ceasefire violation by Pakistan, a fifth in six consecutive days.

Vigilant BSF troops foiled an armed infiltration bid across International Boundary in Ajnala sector near Amritsar in Punjab on Tuesday.

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Ten BSF border outposts and 10 villages in Arnia were targeted since the last four days.

However, in the return fire by the BSF personnel, two infiltrating terrorists were killed, said the police official. In retaliatory firing, two smugglers were killed, he said.

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Sources in BSF said that around five kg heroin was recovered from the spot, besides arms ammunition and currency from the slain infiltrators. An AK-47 assault rifle, a pistol and over two dozen bullet rounds were recovered from them.

As per reports, searches are underway to look out for more infiltrators and the entire area has been cordoned off by the security forces. Giving details, Inspector General of BSF Punjab Mukul Goel said the infiltrators fired from behind challenging the troops.

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