Chandigarh: The Border Security Force (BSF) shot dead a Pakistani intruder while he was trying to sneak into the Indian territory in Punjab’s Gurdaspur.
Officials said the incident was reported at 6:20 am when BSF personnel on-duty spotted some movement ahead of the fence at the international border near the Paharipur border post in Gurdaspur sector. Despite repeated calls he refused to pay heed forcing the BSF men to open fire.
Security forces have launched a search operation in the region. It is not immediately known whether the intruder was alone or with a team.
In 2016, Pakistani terrorists had attacked a police station in Gurdaspur’s Dinanagar area.
Three heavily-armed terrorists wearing army fatigues had stormed a police station in Dinanagar town in Gurdaspur district killing seven persons, including a Superintendent of Police, before they were gunned down during a day-long operation on July 27.