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Punjab BSF shoots intruder along Indo-Pak border in 2nd incident in a week

Alert BSF troop guarding the International Indo-Pak border (Image courtesy : BSF)

Border Security Force (BSF) personnel shot dead an intruder from Pakistan and thereby foiled an infiltration bid along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab’s Tarn Taran district in the wee hours today.

This is the second such incident in a week. It may be noted that BSF personnel had shot dead an unidentified man marching towards them “aggressively” near the barbed fencing along the India-Pakistan border near Khalra village of Tarn Taran district last week on August 4.

The BSF issuing a statement said some suspicious movements were observed near the border security fence on the international border early this morning, and BSF Jawans immediately took positions. When the intruders kept on moving closer to the border fence, the troops fired on them.
“Alert BSF Troops on August 11 observed suspicious movement of a Pakistani miscreant/ intruder ahead of the border fencing in the area falling near the bordering village Thehkalan in the Tarn Taran district. The intruder was challenged by the forces but he could not stop and continued moving ahead. Sensing an imminent threat and to stop further misadventure, BSF troops fired upon the miscreant in self-defence, killing him on the spot,” a statement by the BSF read.

BSF killed two unidentified intruders from Pakistan, who had crossed into Indian territory and recovered four packets of suspected contraband items close to the India-Pakistan border this month while it arrested a Pakistani national near the International Border. According to BSF it has successfully detected and captured 22 drones and seized 316.988 kgs of heroin, 67 weapons, 850 rounds and killed two Pakistan intruders and apprehended 23 Pakistan nationals in different incidents.

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