The Border Security Force (BSF) today foiled an infiltration bid along Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu’s Rajouri district and gunned down a militant.
The militant was killed in Keri Sector of Rajouri by the BSF 163 Battalion. However, two terrorists managed to flee the spot amid the hail of gunfire.
Officials said that the incident occurred around midnight when Border Security Force (BSF) troops deployed along the LoC fence in Keri sector of Rajouri detected some suspicious movement.
A heavy exchange of fire ensued for about 30 minutes and the guns then went silent from the other side, they said.
A search was conducted early morning during which the BSF party recovered the body of the militant along with an AK-47 rifle, six loaded magazines and a monocular night vision device from the Pakistan side.
A black bag containing another loaded AK magazine, dry fruits and juice was also recovered, they said.
"It is understood that the remaining terrorists took advantage of the undulating hilly ground and jungle and retreated to their side. An infiltration bid was foiled by
alert troops," they added.
Earlier this month, a 20-metre tunnel dug from Pakistan to help terrorists infiltrate into India was found by the BSF near the International Border. The tunnel was discovered during searches at the Ramgarh sector in Sambha.