Tension escalated along intl’ border 5 militants pushed back: BSF DG

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JAMMU: Tension escalated along the International Border with Pakistani militants, backed by the Rangers, making two infiltration attempts during previous two nights between Samba and Hiranagar sectors, one of which was successful with five militants managing to sneak into this side, reportedly using a tunnel while a big group was pushed back after fierce gun battle in wee hours of this morning in which a BSF constable attained martyrdom.

JAMMU: Director General of BSF, KK Sharma along with his colleagues addresses a press conference.

Director General of BSF, KK Sharma, who flew-in here Mondaymorning to monitor the situation following fresh skirmishes along the International Border in Samba and Hiranagar sectors, declared that the BSF was ready to meet with any eventuality on the borders and will give befitting reply to Pakistan for its misadventures. Speaking to reporters at BSF Paloura Headquarters after paying tributes to martyr constable Devendra Singh, 28, Sharma accompanied by IG BSF, Jammu Frontiers, Ram Awatar, said two major infiltration attempts were made on Sunday and Monday nights in Hiranagar and Samba sectors.
“The infiltration attempt made on Sunday night in Hiranagar sector has been successful with five militants sneaking-in, reportedly using a tunnel,” Sharma said, adding massive search and cordon operations have been launched by all security agencies to neutralize the militants.
Simultaneously, the anti-tunneling exercise was also on to detect the tunnel used by the militants for infiltration. However, the tunnel has not been traced so far.
Expressing confidence that the militants, who have managed to infiltrate will be tracked down and neutralized soon, sources said all security agencies have launched coordinated operation to trap the militants as the infiltration was significant since the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Jammu and Kashmir was just four days away.