BSF shoots 5 intruders trying to enter India from Pakistan in Punjab’s Tarn Taran

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New Delhi: The Border Security Force (BSF) has shot dead 5 intruders who were trying to enter India from Pakistan side on Saturday morning near the International Border (IB) in Punjab’s Tarn Taran.

According to BSF, jawans deployed at the border spotted suspicious movement, and their repeated attempts to dissuade the intruders were met with firing.

“Alert troops of 103 Bn BSF noticed suspicious movement of intruders violating the International Border. Upon being challenged to stop, intruders fired upon BSF troops who retaliated in self-defence. Resultantly, five intruders were shot dead. Intensive search operation is underway,” BSF said.

Local police are investigating the matter and the bodies have been recovered from the farmlands close to the IB.

“Upon being challenged to stop, the intruders fired upon the troops who retaliated in self defence. Five intruders were killed in the gunfight,” they added.

“Alert troops of 103 Bn #BSF noticed suspicious movement of intruders violating IB. Upon being challenged to stop, intruders fired upon #BSF troops who retaliated in self defence. Resultantly, 05 intruders were shot. Intensive search ops is underway,” the border guarding force said in a tweet.

BSF troops had first noticed suspicious activity at the border around midnight, following which they launched a “focussed” surveillance on the intruders and set up multiple ambushes along the front. The “contact was established” around 4:45 am, just behind the IB fence, news agency PTI reported quoting a BSF official.

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