New Delhi: The Border Security Force shot dead five intruders along the India-Pakistan International Border in Punjab on August 22.

According to a media report, the infiltrators were trying to enter the Indian side through the Khemkaran border area in Tarn Taran district when they were spotted by the BSF patrol team.

The officials added that upon being challenged to stop, the intruders fired upon the troops who retaliated in self-defence. Five intruders were killed in the gunfight.