Jammu: Border Security Forces (BSF) on Thursday night foiled an infiltration bid by a group of about 8 militants along the international border (IB) in Jammu district.
A group of 7 to 8 suspected militants were seen infiltrating into this side of IB in Jabowal areas of Jammu district tonight, a BSF officer said.
Their movement was picked up by the handheld thermal imager, he said, adding that BSF troops guarding the border fired on them.
The group escaped back thereby foiling an infiltration bid under the cover of Pakistani firing, he said.
There has been several infiltration bids by suspected militants during past one week along IB in Jammu and Samba sectors.