BSF troops killed three terrorists as they foiled an infiltration attempt from across the international border at Fatwal village in Chamliyal area, Ramgarh sector, early Tuesday. A BSF jawan was also injured in the operation, sources said, identifying him as Sham Lal.
This is the first time that Pakistan has opened fire at Chamliyal area that had been peaceful even during the recent escalation, perhaps owing to the presence of the shrine of Baba Chamliyal who is also revered by Pakistanis.
According to sources, the BSF troops noticed suspicious movement along the international border around midnight. Pakistan Rangers reportedly began unprovoked firing on the Indian side to give cover to the infiltrators.
However, when the terrorists entered the Indian territory, BSF troops challenged them. The terrorists, believed to be three in number, took refuge inside a structure built on a bore well in the agricultural land of a local farmer.