BSF foils infiltration bid along Int’l Border in Samba

BSF foils infiltration bid along Int’l Border in Samba
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Jammu, May 16: BSF troops thwarted an infiltration bid on Wednesday along the International Border (IB) in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, where a high alert has been sounded ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit, officials said.
Modi will be visiting the state on May 19.
“There was an (infiltration) attempt Wednesday and it was foiled,” Inspector General of BSF, Jammu Frontier, Ram Awtar, said.
A group of infiltrators tried to cross over to the Indian territory in Bobiyan area earlier Wednesday, taking advantage of the heavy foliage in the region.
A few rounds of fire were exchanged between the two sides before the infiltrators fled, Awtar said.
This is the fourth infiltration bid to be foiled by the BSF along the IB in the past four days.
Jammu region was put on high alert after movement of suspected militants was detected along the IB in Kathua district on Monday.
A 28-year-old BSF jawan was killed as Pakistani troops opened fire at forward posts in Manguchak area yesterday to help infiltrators cross over.