Jammu-Kashmir: Six terrorists attack BSF post in Samba, India retaliates

The BSF troops located the terrorists in wild growth and immediately organised a "coordinated fire" forcing the terrorists to return to the Pakistan side.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 20, 2016 1:44 pm
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An armed terrorist, along with five others, attacked a BSF post along the international border on the Indian side and was injured after BSF troops foiled the infiltration bid in Samba sector.

Official sources said that the attack took place at around 1.55 am, when a group of six terrorists, taking advantage of undulating ground and thick wild growth on Pakistan side, reached close to the international border at Bobiyan and fired on a BSF post with automatic weapons. They also fire two RPG shells over it with points.

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The BSF troops located the terrorists in wild growth and immediately organised a “coordinated fire” forcing the terrorists to return to the Pakistan side. The area was illuminated with the firing of an illumination bomb and BSF troops saw the fleeing terrorists carrying an injured person, sources added.

There was semi-automatic fire reportedly exchanged between Border Observatory Post Bobiya, manned by 173 Battalion BSF, and Pakistan post Chak Timber manned by 24 battalion Pak Rangers. The exchange of fire took place from 1105 hours till 1205 hours.

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Ever since India carried out surgical strikes across the Line of Control causing sufficient damage to terrorists and those shielding them last month, this has been the first incident of terrorists attacking a BSF naka along the international border in a bid to sneak into the Indian side.

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    Sirius
    Oct 20, 2016 at 8:26 am
    Prof. Naela is a lady. Now the joke is on you ! Bhai , Baluchistan to azaad Hoke rahega ...
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      Sirius
      Oct 20, 2016 at 6:52 am
      Very well said ! India's aspirations, destiny, future is not co-incident with that of the Islamic world ....
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        Ajay
        Oct 20, 2016 at 4:35 pm
        You better go and stay in stan then Mr azeem Sharif.
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          Jeevan unity
          Oct 20, 2016 at 12:05 pm
          Why retaliating ? Martyrdom is best option. Then cry on international forums, Superpower India is attacked one or two terrorists, and our 6-10 courageous soldiers are killed. stan mother of all terrorist activities...
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            abd
            Oct 20, 2016 at 7:07 am
            Dear bali if you think that you can have peace and prosperity without having good relations with Pak.Ok.Go ahead.Both the countries have almost the same quality/standard of living.They will remain as they have been for last 70 years.
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              abd
              Oct 20, 2016 at 5:14 am
              India niether can have peace nor it can progress without having very good relation with Pak.Enmity even with a weaker person always damaged whereas it's a nuclear power and 6th biggest country of the world with best /professional army. India has not been able to tame Pak for Last70 years.
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                abd
                Oct 20, 2016 at 5:05 am
                So called surgical strike have increased such type of attack.unending phenomenon till the time Kashmir issue is not resolved with dialoguedia per force will have to accept the fact that Kashmir is not the integral part but unfinished agenda of 1947 parion.Sooner India realize it better it is.
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                  Bhasker
                  Oct 20, 2016 at 12:39 pm
                  buddy just open eyes and see the world people all around including chinese are dying to make investments in india .
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