5 infiltrators shot dead by BSF along India-Pak border in Punjab

August 22, 2020: Five infiltrators were shot dead by the Border Security Force in an encounter along the Indo-Pak border in Punjab early on Saturday.

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August 22, 2020: Five infiltrators were shot dead by the Border Security Force in an encounter along the Indo-Pak border in Punjab early on Saturday.

This is the highest number of intruders killed in a single incident along the over 3,300 km-long border with Pakistan in more than a decade, officials said.

The infiltrators were trying to enter the Indian side through the Khemkaran border area in Tarn Taran district when they were spotted by the BSF patrol team, officials said.

"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.

Punjab shares a 553-km-long frontier with Pakistan, apart from Jammu, Rajasthan and Gujarat, who together constitute the remaining part of the International Border.

 

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