Pak troops fired to evacuate injured militants: BSF

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 21:18

Jammu: Giving tactic support to infiltrating
militants, Pakistani troops fired on forward areas on Indian
side to give covering fire to the injured militants during
their evacuation near zero line after exchange of fire along
International Border (IB) in Ramgarh forward area of Samba
district, a senior BSF official said.

Giving details of the incident, Deputy Commandant of BSF
A K Choudhary Tuesday said that yesterday at about 18:15 hours,
BSF troops deployed along IB in the area of Kandral BOP
observed movement of 5-6 armed intruders, who had entered
about 40-50 metres inside Indian territory. However, they were
still ahead of border security fencing, he said.

On being challenged, the intruders immediately fired
with automatic weapons on BSF troops, he said adding however
BSF troops responded promptly and appropriately and the firing
was lasted for about two and half hours.

Late night a vehicle was observed plying close to IB
on Pakistan side, he said adding it is presumed that vehicle
was part of their reinforcement for their ongoing action.

Immediately, there was firing from Pakistan BOP Gandiyal
presumably to cover evacuation of some injured militants from
the place of incident, he said adding the intermittent firing
from Pakistan side continued till midnight.

Again today in the morning, there was a sporadic firing
from the Pakistan territory evidently to disturb the search
operation launched by BSF troops in the border area, the BSF
Deputy Commandant said.

"There is no casualty on our side and search is on," he
said, adding attempts of the militants to infiltrate in this
area has been successfully foiled.

Appropriate action is being initiated to counter the
moves of the militants, he said adding flag meeting is also
being held in this regard to lodge a protest.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 21:18
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