NEW DELHI, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- India's border guards have shot dead three Pakistani drug smugglers as they tried to sneak into Indian territory along the international border at Wagah in the northern state of Punjab late Friday night.
"We have killed three Pakistani intruders and recovered 24 kgs of heroin worth nearly two million U.S. dollars. They were initially asked to surrender as the trio tried to illegally enter the Indian side, but they opened fire at the border guards who then retaliated. In the ensuing gunbattle, the three were killed," a senior official of the Border Security Force said Saturday.
A combing operation is underway this morning in the area to see if any other Pakistani intruder is there, the official said on condition of anonymity.
Wagah is the only road border crossing between India and Pakistan, which lies between the cities of Amritsar in India and Lahore in Pakistan.