United News of India
New Delhi, Aug 22: The Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday said that a cache of arms and ammunition was recovered during a search operation conducted by the Force, after the BSF shot dead five Pakistani intruders, who violated the ‘International Border’ (IB) and tried to infiltrate near the Tarn Taran district in Punjab.
‘The alert BSF troops killed five Pak Armed intruders and successfully seized nine packets, suspected to be heroin, along with one AK 47, two magazines, 27 live rounds and four nine mm Berretta Pistols with magazines and 109 live rounds in the area of responsibility of 103 Battalion of the Force in Firozpur Sector.
‘Two mobile phones and Pakistani Rupees 610 were also recovered from the encounter site,’ they added.
On the wee hours of Saturday, alert BSF guards on duty noticed some suspicious movement ahead of the Border Security Fence.
Sensing the situation, the BSF sentry immediately launched a Special operation ahead of the Border Security Fence, cordoned the area and challenged the intruders to stop and surrender, but the Pakistani armed intruders did not pay any heed to the challenges and opened fire on troops.
Hence, to stop their further misadventure and in self-defence, the BSF guards retaliated with fire, killing all five armed intruders.