Three militants cut open the border fence at Akhnoor, 20 km from Jammu, on Monday night. On wednesday in the morning they entered the outskirts of Jammu and opened fire killing three civilians and a jawan. They then went on to forcefully occupy the house of a resident Billo Ram while he was away and took the women and children in the house hostage.
The army and the police have encircled the house and after a gunbattle, in which two of the three militants were killed, there has been to releasing of the hostages. The security forces have ensured that they will not be going in right now. It has been 12 hours now nad nothing seemd to be working. The Army is trying to persuade the militant toÂ surrender by employingÂ maulvis who are trying to make an appeal on behalf of the hostages.
The Army say that there have been several infiltration bids after the ceasefire was announced in 2003. 48 of them have taken place in 2008 it self.Â As the LoC is properly manned by the Indian Army, militants are targetting the International Border, manned by the Border Security Force,Â near Jammu to infiltrate into India. On Tueaday 30 heavily armed militants opened fire on the security forces across the International Border and it seems two or three men might have successfully entered Indian territories.