Jammu & Kashmir: One militant killed as BSF foils infiltration bid in Kathua
Officials said a group of six to seven militants attempted to cross the international border at Bobiyan.
One militant was killed as Border Security Force personnel foiled an infiltration bid in Kathua district, Jammu and Kashmir, late on Wednesday, Hindustan Times reported. Officials said the group of six to seven fighters attempted to cross the international border between India and Pakistan at Bobiyan, and fired automatic weapons at Indian security personnel.
Officials said there was no casualty on the Indian side, adding that the Pakistani army committed ceasefire violations in the Bhimber Gali and Balakote sectors along the Line of Control after the infiltration attempt. Defence spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Manish Mehta said Indian security forces responded to the violation “in equal measure”. A ceasefire violation was also reported in Manjakot sector early on Thursday morning, according to ANI.
Relations between India and Pakistan have been on a downward spiral since the Uri attack, after which the Indian Army carried out surgical strikes on terror launchpads along the Line of Control with Pakistan on September 29. India has also attempted to diplomatically isolate Islamabad at international fora.