New Delhi, Oct 3, 2016: Pakistani rangers violated ceasefire along the border in Gurdaspur district of Punjab on Monday.
According to sources, The Border Security Force troopers repulsed an intrusion bid by 8-10 people in the counteroffensive in Chakri village in Gurdaspur.
The firing started around 2 a.m. after the alert troopers, using Hand Held Thermal Imagers (HHTI), noticed the movement of 8-10 people near the international border.
The intruders, who had crossed the border but were behind the barbed wire fencing, were challenged.
“They fired at the BSF post. Our troopers immediately retaliated the firing. The intruders retreated back to Pakistan. A search operation has been launched in the area today (Monday) morning,” a BSF official said.
This incident just comes after the Baramulla attack which took place last night.
Fidayeen terrorists on Sunday night opened fire on an Indian Army camp in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir that left one trooper of the Border Security Force (BSF) was killed and another injured.
Nearly 1,000 villages in six border districts of Punjab, located within 10 km from the IB, have been ordered to be evacuated following the tension between the neighbouring nations. The evacuation was ordered as a preventive measure.
Terrorists, suspected to be from Pakistan, had attacked the frontier Indian Air Force (IAF) base in Pathankot town of Punjab on January 2 this year, leaving seven security personnel dead.
The Pathankot attack was preceded by a terror attack by Pakistani terrorists in Dinanagar town of Gurdaspur district on July 27 last year