In the aftermath of Uri Army base attack, security forces on Friday nabbed a 30-year-old Pakistani intruder along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Akhnoor sector.
According to media reports, the intruder Abdul Kayum claimed that he is a resident of the Pul Bhagawa area of Sialkot in Pakistan.
The Border Security Forces arrested him between 4 am and 5 am in the Pargwal area.
“We arrested the intruder as soon as he reached near the fence in Akhnoor area. He was unarmed,” a BSF officer was quoted as saying by IANS. A mobile phone has been recovered from the intruder. ”
“We are yet to ascertain the purpose of the intruder of crossing the border and entering Indian territory as he is continuously changing his statement,” the officer said, adding, “that kind of incident generally happens on the IB and we take them seriously every time.”
The arrest of the Pakistani comes in the wake of the September 18 cross-border terror attack on an Army camp in Uri sector in Jammu and Kashmir which left 18 soldiers dead and many more injured. Four terrorist were also gunned down in the attack.
The officer also said a combing operation had begun along the Line of Control (LoC) near Keran village in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Friday morning after noticing some suspicious movement which also forced them to resort to firing.
The Army said on Thursday that it had foiled two infiltration bids on the LoC.
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