Infiltration bid by terrorists foiled at Samba, Bandipora


JAMMU, Sep 15: Border Security Force (BSF) troops foiled an infiltration bid by terrorists from Pakistan at the international border of Samba, on the intervening night of September 14 and September 15.
"At about 12.30 am, the group of heavily armed five terrorists were seen by alert BSF troops close to International Boundary in Pakistan sides where they reached taking advantage of undulating ground and thick wild growth," according to a release issued by the BSF. It added that the terrorists took refuge in a depression with dense wild growth.
"All nearby BSF duty point also alerted, BSF troops challenged them to stop on which they fired on BSF party with the heavy volume of fire. BSF alert troops in self-defence fired on the infiltrating ANEs (anti-national elements) with coordinated effective fire and foiled a possible infiltration bid attempt of armed terrorists from Pakistan side helped by Pakistan Rangers," the release said.
As per the release, the area was illuminated by the help of the Para bomb and BSF troops saw fleeing terrorists toward the Pakistan side.
"The area was searched but nothing recovered as terrorists could not cross the IB. Strong protest note is being lodged with Pakistan Rangers for their help in facilitating terrorists in infiltrating towards the Indian side," the release added.
The army said it has foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Gurez sector of Bandipora district in Jammu and Kashmir and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition.
"Acting on specific @JmuKmrPolice inputs, suspicious movement was detected by alert troops along LoC on 14 September. Contact was established & the suspected terrorists were fired upon by Security forces. Aggressive & timely action by SF foiled an infiltration bid," Srinagar-based Chinar Corps of the army said in a tweet.
The army said a cache of arms and ammunition were recovered from the scene of the operation.
"During the joint search operation, War like stores were recovered. These included one assault rifle, three pistols one GPS and four rucksacks," it added.

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