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Two BSF men injured in Pak firing

Last updated on: September 18, 2009 00:57 IST

Two Border Security Force jawans were injured in firing from Pakistani side as the border guards foiled an infiltration bid by militants along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Khour belt.

The BSF troops came under fire from across the border in Nikwol border outpost along Khour belt in the district late last night, Inspector General of BSF's Jammu frontier A K Sarolia said.

The infiltration bid was foiled by the BSF troops as a group of 4-5 militants wanted to sneak into India, he said.

The firing from across the border continued intermittently till late in the night, he said. The BSF troops retaliated using small arms fire, triggering an exchange of fire, Sarolia, who was monitoring the situation at the forward post, said.

Security has been beefed up along the border in Jammu, Kathua and Samba districts to find the designs of militants.

Intelligence reports said 60-70 militants are ready to be pushed into Jammu and Kashmir along international border. He said the search operation in the area was on and troops have been put on alert along the border line.

With inputs from PTI

Mukhtar Ahmad In Srinagar