JAMMU: A suspected Pakistani intruder was killed by Border Security Force (BSF) forces as they foiled an infiltration bid in Arania district during the wee hours in Thursday.
The infiltration attempt came barely a few hours after Pakistani Rangers resorted to firing along the international border in Samba and Hiranagar sectors on Wednesday evening.
As per reports, the BSF personnel noticed the movement of a group of terrorists near the barbed wire fence.
The intruders attempted to infiltrate the border while taking advantage of a thick cover of fog in the area. However, the BSF personnel opened fire killing one of them, while others managed to flee back to Pakistan side.
IG BSF, Jammu frontier, Ram Awtar confirmed the report and said, "They challenged them and opened fire resulting in the death of one intruder," he said adding, "the deceased was in his thirties."
"Other intruders managed to escape from the scene," he said.
The BSF force also destroyed two Pakistani posts in retaliation to the killing of its jawan in the 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.
The area has been cordoned off and further details are awaited.
On January 3, 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.