The Border Security Force shot dead “five intruders” along the India-Pakistan International Border in Punjab early on Saturday, reported Press Trust of India, quoting an unnamed senior officer.
He said: “Alert troops of the 103rd battalion noticed suspicious movement of intruders violating the IB” in Tarn Taran district.
When asked to stop, the intruders fired at BSF troops who retaliated in self-defence. Subsequently, five intruders were shot dead, the BSF officer said. Another BSF official said the incident happened around 4.45 am.
An intensive search operation along the front is underway. PTI