Jammu:The Border Security Force foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control(LOC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir early on Tuesday, gunning down a militant even as a huge amount of ammunition was seized.
Officials said the incident occurred around Monday midnight when the Border Security Force (BSF) troops deployed along the Line of Control fence in Keri sector of Rajouri detected some suspicious movement.
A heavy exchange of fire, including lobbing of grendades by the militants ensued for about 30 minutes and the guns then went silent from the other side, the BSF said.
A search was conducted early morning during which the BSF party recovered the body of the militant along with an AK-56 rifle, 16 loaded magazines, 267 live rounds, 89 other rounds of AK-series and a monocular night vision device from across the border.
Three wire cutters, used to breach the wire fence, a radio set, 2 improvised explosive devices, knife, 48 pencil cells, four walking sticks (used to pull the fence), five pairs of hand gloves, liquid for triggering fire, jackets, bed sheet, dry fruits and juice was also recovered, they said adding the seized items indicate that the terrorists were ready for a long haul had they succeeded in breaching the fence.
A picture of the spot showed the slain militant wearing dark green camouflage uniform like that used by Indian Army personnel.
"The remaining terrorists took advantage of the undulating hilly ground and jungle and retreated to their side. The possible infiltration bid was foiled by alert troops," they added.
The BSF said it has foiled 26 such bids, with 11 on the International Border, since November 29 last year in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir.