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Intruder killed in firing by BSF troops in Samba

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Jammu: An intruder was shot dead on Monday when BSF troops restored to firing following the detection of suspicious movement along the International Border (IB) in Samba district, a senior officer of the force said.
The alert troops of the Border Security Force (BSF) detected the suspected Pakistani intruder’s movement along the IB in Ramgarh in the early hours and opened fire after challenging him, officials said.
The intruder did not pay any heed and was subsequently shot dead by the troops, they added.
Meanwhile, the BSF seized a consignment of arms and heroin along the IB in Samba, officials said.
The consignment was found packed in a white-coloured sack hidden in “sarkanda” (wild grass) near the Chamliyal border outpost, they added.
The officials said the seizure included three AK rifles along with five magazines, four pistols along with seven magazines, five packets of heroin and some assorted ammunition.
The sack was noticed during patrolling, the officials said, adding that it had the markings of “Karachi Fertilizers Company Limited”.
It was not immediately known whether the consignment was dropped by a drone or was smuggled from across the border by arms and narcotics smugglers, the officials said, adding that further details are awaited.

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