Two infiltrators shot dead near Punjab border

BSF foil infiltration bid in Amritsar two intruders killed			india			Updated Sep 20 2017 11:01 IST		
				
			
		Press Trust of India

Pakistani troops have been consecutively violating ceasefire along the International Border from last four days.

The smugglers started firing when they were stopped by the Indian soldiers.

Border Security Force troopers killed two drug smugglers in an encounter near the global border with Pakistan in the Ajnala sector of Amritsar, BSF sources said on Wednesday.

Two armed infiltrators from Pakistan side have been gunned down and their bodies recovered.

An Ak-47 rifle, a pistol, two magazine, a Pak simcard, a mobile phone, Pak currency worth Rs 20,330 and 32 grams drug were seized in the operation, the officer said.

A BSF jawan and a woman were killed and 12 persons, including 3 BSF jawans, were injured during the past six days due to intense shelling by Pakistan in the sector, according to officials.

They were challenged by BSF troops on patrol. Taking cover, the fire was appropriately retaliated and infiltrators were neutralised near the border fence.

As per reports, searches are underway to look out for more infiltrators and the entire area has been cordoned off by the security forces.

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