Foiling an attempt to smuggle drugs into the country, the Border Security Force (BSF) troops reportedly killed two Pakistani intruders and injured one in a gunfight along the Indo-Pak border in Fasilka in Punjab early on Sunday morning.
The Indian Express reported that BSF personnel recovered at least 15 packets of heroin and arms and ammunition, including two pistols and a bore-gun.
According to the Press Trust of India (PTI), the incident happened around 2 a.m. when BSF personnel noticed suspicious activity along the international border under the Sohana border post. The infiltrators fired when they were challenged by the BSF jawans.
PTI quoted one of the officials as saying: "While two Pakistani nationals have been killed, another has been injured and apprehended by BSF. About 15 packets of narcotics, suspected to be heroin, have been seized from them, besides some arms and ammunition. This seems to be a case of cross-border drug smuggling."
The bodies have been recovered and a search operation is reportedly being carried out in the area.
The report further said senior officials of the border guarding force have reached the forward area and more details are awaited.