BSF jawans thwarted an attempt of incursion, killing two infiltrators near Indo-Pak border fencing at Mangral, 35 kms from Jammu, following an exchange of fire lasting over an hour.
Deputy Inspector General (Intelligence wing) of BSF S Sangwan said that the Mangral border out post in R S Pura sub-sector of Jammu last night faced cross-border firing from from Pakistan’s Atta Syed area around 2130 hours. In retaliation, BSF jawans backfired intermittently till 2235 hours, he said.
Sangwan said that two unidentified intruders were killed in the firing. Body of them was recovered from the other side of the fencing at Mangral post, while that of the other was found near the fencing at Kharkola post, he said.
“The situation is under control. The militants wanted to enter the Indian side under the cover of fire, but BSF foiled their design,” he said.
In response to a query if it was an incident of ceasefire violation involving Pakistani rangers, Inspector General of BSF A K Sarolia said that investigation is on to establish if Pakistani troops or militants were behind the firing.
He said a protest would be lodged with Pakistan on the firing incident.
This is the second time in a fortnight that a BSF outpost was fired upon from across the border in Jammu region. On September 18, an outpost had come under fire in Akhnoor sector. However, there was no casualty in the incident.