JAMMU: BSF detected a suspected underground cross-border tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district on Wednesday, nearly a fortnight after security forces shot dead two suicide bombers from Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) who had infiltrated from Pakistan, officials said.
Deputy Inspector General of BSF (Jammu) SPS Sandhu said a small opening, believed to be a suspected tunnel, was discovered in a general area near a fence in Samba.
“Due to the darkness, no further search could be carried out. A detailed search will be carried out early in the morning at the first light of day,” said Sandhu, the force’s public relations officer, sharing some photos of the suspicious tunnel.
However, BSF sources said the suspicious tunnel was detected by troops during the ongoing anti-tunneling campaign in the Chak Faquira border outpost area around 5:30 p.m.
“A newly dug tunnel at a distance of 150 meters from the IB and 50 meters from the border fence has been detected opposite the Pakistani post Chaman Khurd (Fiaz) which is 900 meters from the Indian side,” said said a manager, asking not to be named. .
He said the opening is about 300 meters from the Chak Faquira border outpost and 700 meters from the last Indian village.
BSF launched a massive campaign to detect any tunnels along the International Border (IB) following the April 22 encounter in the Sunjwan area of Jammu, when two heavily armed JeM terrorists, wearing suicide vests, were eliminated in an encounter after attacking a bus. carrying Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel.
A CISF assistant sub-inspector was killed and nine security personnel, including two police officers, were injured during the encounter.
The ensuing investigation led to the arrest of three conspirators, including a truck driver and his aide, who transported the Pashto-speaking terrorists from the Sapwal border crossing in Samba district to Jammu in the middle of the night the day before.
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