Troops open fire after ‘suspicious movement’ on LoC


Srinagar: Border Security Force (BSF) troopers opened fire following suspicious movement along the Line of Control (LoC) on Friday in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

Police said the BSF troops posted in the upper bore area of the LoC in Keran sector noticed some suspicious movement after which they fired.

“Searches have been started in the area now,” police said.

The army said on Thursday that it had foiled two infiltration bids on the LoCe.

Meanwhile, the Border Security Force (BSF) troopers on Friday apprehended a Pakistani national after he crossed the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu region’s Akhnoor sector.

Police said the intruder, identified as Abdul Qayum was arrested in the Pargwal area.

“A mobile phone with a SIM card was also recovered from him,” they said.

“He is being questioned about his motive for entering Indian territory,” the police said.

Some sources also said that the intruder appeared to be mentally challenged.


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