New Delhi, May 15: A Pakistani intruder was shot dead by the Border Security Force (BSF) early Monday morning in Punjab’s Gurdaspur area. BSF personnel spotted some suspicious movement near the fence along the Indo-Pak border, an official said.
The intruder has been identified as a 60-year-old woman and the incident was confirmed by BSF in an official statement.
The infiltration bid comes amidst the regular ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC.
He said despite repeated warnings by the BSF personnel, the intruder kept on marching towards the Indian side, after which the troops opened fire at him.
Asked if any recovery has been made from the spot where the intruder was shot dead, he said the search operation in the area was under progress. The identity of the intruder is being verified. The infiltration bid came even as the Pakistan Army pounded civilian areas and forward posts along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Nowshera area with mortars, killing two people and wounding three.
More than 10,000 families have been affected by the Pakistani shelling which began on May 11.
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