The Border Security Force shot dead two Pakistani intruders along the Indo-Pak border on Wednesday when they refused to surrender while crossing over to Indian territory.
Deputy Inspector General of BSF J S Oberio said his troops shot dead two Pakistani intruders when they ignored warnings and kept marching towards them aggressively.
The incident took place along the Indo-Pak border in Ajnala sector of Amritsar at BOP Shahpur where BSF troops spotted two Pakistani nationals who crossed over to India and refused to surrender.
The border guarding force said it has recovered the bodies of the two. An AK-47 assault rifle, a pistol and over two dozen bullet rounds were recovered from them.
A Border Security Force (BSF) spokesperson said that a Pakistani SIM card, four kgs of heroin and Pakistani currency worth Rs 20,000 were recovered from the two.
"When challenged by BSF troops, infiltrators fired on ambush line with automatic weapons. Taking cover, the fire was appropriately retaliated and infiltrators were neutralised near the border fence," the spokesperson said.
The force foiled the infiltration bid, he added.
"The area has been cordoned off and the search is on at the IB," the spokesperson added.
Soldier killed as Pak violates ceasefire in Keran sector
A soldier was killed as Pakistani troops opened fire at an Army patrol along the Line of Control in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.
An Army official said that 'necessary and adequate' response has been given to the Pakistani firing.
"Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing along the LoC in the early hours today. One soldier was injured in the incident," the Army official said.
The injured jawan was airlifted to a hospital in Srinagar where he succumbed to injuries.
IMAGE: Pak currency seized from the gunned down terrorists. Photograph: ANI