Chandigarh, Aug 1: Border Security Force (BSF) personnel failed an intrusion attempt from the Pakistani side in Punjab’s Ferozepur area and killed one intruder, officials informed on Monday.
The intrusion attempt was held on Sunday evening when five intruders tried to cross the border, BSF officials observed the move and when they challenged them, intruders started firing at the BSF troopers.
One intruder was killed in the counter offensive by troopers in the Border Out Post (BOP) Kassoke in Hussainiwala sector, 280 km from here but the others managed to fled.
The unidentified intruder suspected to be a Pakistani, The body was recovered beyond the border fence and handed over to the Punjab Police.
The BSF is on high alert along Punjab’s 553-km long international border with Pakistan since last year. Terrorists had intruded in Gurdaspur district in July last year and carried out an attack in Dinanagar town near the India-Pakistan border.