A Deputy Inspector General of BSF was killed on Monday when militants triggered an explosive at Ramgarh sector along the international border here.

The DIG O P Tanwar went to the spot at 9 am after heavy exchange of fire between BSF and militants, who were trying to infiltrate into the Indian side from Pakistan during the night, official sources said.

Preliminary information said the terrorists had planted an improvised explosive device (IED) on the Indian side and taken cover at a safe place on the Pakistani territory. As soon as they saw a senior officer visiting the site, the IED was detonated in which the DIG was killed.

Immediately after the incident, senior police, BSF and Army officials held a meeting in which it was decided to carryout extensive search of the area to find out whether any terrorist had sneaked in, the sources added.

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