The BSF on Monday foiled two infiltration bids by militants along India-Pakistan border here, officials said.

A group of at least 5 militants entered the Indian territory and came close to border fencing in Suchetgarh forward defence location along the International Border in R.S. Pura sub-sector of the district, they said.

They were trying to cut the fencing when the BSF patrol party fired at them, the officials said, adding the militants managed to escaped.

The BSF foiled another infiltration bid by a group of militants in Tent Border Out post in Kanachak belt of Jammu this morning, they said.

Search operations have been launched to nab them.

Today’s infiltration bid was the 11th in past fortnight.

The first infiltration attempt this year was foiled by BSF at Narianpur Border outpost in Ramgarh sub-sector of Samba district on January 4.

Information from various agencies involved in security grid in the state has put the figure of infiltration attempts at 433 in 2009, which is 91 more than 2008.

As per the police figures, 342 infiltration attempts were made from across the border in 2008, while 2007 and 2006 reported 535 and 573 cases respectively.