BSF Kills Intruder In J-K’s Arnia


Jammu: An infiltrator was on Thursday killed by the Border Security Force (BSF) when he climbed over the fence at the Indo-Pakistan International Border (IB) to enter the Indian side in Arnia area of Jammu and Kashmir’s RS Pura sector.

The intruder was neutralized at around 7 a.m. In September last year, two armed intruders were killed after the Indian army foiled an infiltration bid in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri sector.

They challenged them and opened fire resulting in the death of one intruder, he said adding, the deceased was in his thirties. The other intruders managed to escape. The force also destroyed two Pakistani posts in retaliation to the killing of its jawan in unprovoked firing.

Two Pakistani mortar positions were “located, targeted and destroyed by BSF troopers yesterday night only. The coordinated precision fire of BSF troopers silenced Pakistani guns,” a BSF spokesman said.

On Wednesday, a BSF jawan was killed in unprovoked firing by Pakistan, the first this year, in Samba sector of Jammu and the force had since then launched retaliatory fire.