Intruder shot dead by BSF along Indo-Pak border in Pathankot

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016,12:21 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Gurdaspur (Punjab) | A suspected intruder was shot dead by BSF along the Indo-Pak border in Pathankot where the force is on high alert following the January 2 terror attack on air force base.

Officials said the Border Security Force team deployed along the International Border (IB) saw suspicious movement of at least three infiltrators near the Bamiyal area early morning. In order to thwart a bid to breach the border, the troops fired. One intruder has been killed while two others fled back from the IB. The area where the incident took place is called Taash and is in Gurdaspur sector near Bamiyal in Pathankot, they said. Incidentally, Bamiyal is the same area from where it is widely suspected that the terrorists from Pakistan who perpetrated the IAF base attack in Pathankot had sneaked into the country.

Initial reports said the incident occurred last night but officers on ground informed that it has occurred around 6 AM, Thursday. The BSF has launched a search in the area to retrieve the body but heavy fog and low visibility is hampering the operation, the officials said.