Punjab: Infiltration bid foiled as BSF neutralises Pakistani intruder at Ferozepur sector

Ferozepur, Aug 1 : Border Security Force (BSF) troopers foiled an intrusion attempt from the Pakistani side in Punjab's Ferozepur sector and killed one intruder, officials said on Monday.

The intrusion attempt was made on Sunday evening and one intruder was killed in the counter offensive by troopers in the Border Out Post (BOP) Kassoke in Hussainiwala sector, 280 km from here.

The body of the unidentified intruder, believed to be a Pakistani, was recovered from beyond the border fence and handed over to the Punjab Police.

BSF officials said that five intruders were detected moving suspiciously close to the border fence. When they were challenged, they fired at the BSF troopers. In the counter offensive, one intruder was killed while the others escaped. The BSF is on high alert along Punjab's international border with Pakistan since last year. In the recently concluded BSF-Rangers meet, India urged Pakistan to step up vigil and effectively check cross-border infiltration to prevent terrorist activities and clamp down on drugs smuggling during bi-lateral.

Source: ANI