The Border Security Force reportedly killed two drug smugglers in an encounter near the Indo-Pak International Border in Punjab on Wednesday.
It was reported that the incident took place near the international boundary in Ajnala sector in Amritsar.
According to the news agencies, “Four 4 kg heroin, one AK 47 rifle, one AK Mag, 23 rounds (7.62 mm), 9mm Pistol, Pistol mag, four 9mm rounds, a Pak mobile with SIM, Rs 20,000 Pak currency has been recovered”.
It was discovered that the BSF troopers were patrolling near the border where they found suspicious movement near the border.
The spokesperson said in a statement, “When challenged by Border Security Force (BSF) troops, infiltrators fired on ambush line with automatic weapons. Taking cover, the fire was appropriately retaliated and infiltrators were neutralized near the border fence”.
The two Pakistani nationals refused to surrender, an official said.
It was further added, “The area has been cordoned off and the search is on at the IB”.
Following this, the BSF soldier challenged the smugglers but they opened fire. The BSF troopers retaliated killing the two drug smugglers.
A Pakistani SIM card, Pakistani currency worth Rs. 20,000, four kg of heroin was reportedly recovered from two drug smugglers.