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India, Pak troops exchange fire, infiltration bid foiled

September 27, 2008 14:05 IST

Indian troops on Saturday foiled an infiltration bid by a group of armed militants, who tried to enter a border district in Jammu and Kashmir [Images] under the cover of firing by the Pakistani forces, a Border Security Force spokesman said.

Pakistani Rangers opened fire on Chak Fagwari Border Outpost along the International Border in Pargwal
sub-sector of Jammu frontier in the wee hours of Saturday, the spokesman said.

Pak troops attack Indian border post

He said a big group of militants tried to enter into Indian territory in Zeroline area, under the cover of Pakistani firing.

The militants also fired and targeted troops with grenades, he said, adding that BSF troops and patrol parties retaliated the firing from the other side.

Army protests Pak firing

The exchange of fire continued for nearly an hour, he said, adding that BSF troops also fired mortar bombs on militants.

BSF troops beat back the infiltration bid as the militants later escaped to the Pakistani side.

There was no loss of life or injury in the cross-border firing and searches are being conducted in the area.

The Pakistani troops also committed ceasefire violation, he said.

Gunbattle ends in Jammu, hostages rescued

Earlier on August 25, three militants had infiltrated along Kanachak area after cutting the fencing, under cover of Pakistani firing. They were later killed in a gunbattle at Chinore area of Jammu which also left five civilians and three jawans dead.




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