Tribune News Service
Jammu/Srinagar, August 29
The Border Security Force (BSF) immediately claimed to have detected a tunnel close to the India-Pakistan International Border (IB) in Samba district of Jammu province. This comes on a day a soldier of Army’s elite counter-insurgency unit and three native Hizbul Mujahideen militants have been killed in a gunfight in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Originating from Pakistan, the trans-border tunnel was detected in a subject at Galar village. The tunnel’s opening is round 170 metres from the IB on the Indian facet.
IG (Jammu frontier) NS Jamwal didn’t rule out the involvement of Pakistan institution in digging the tunnel. “After inputs, special teams were constituted and one of these detected the tunnel on Friday,” Jamwal stated, including: “Pakistan-made sandbags with markings of Shakargarh and Karachi factories were found at the mouth of the tunnel.”
“The tunnel is about 20 feet deep and 2-3 feet wide,” the BSF Jammu tweeted. “With this detection, the alert BSF troops foiled the nefarious design of Pakistan to infiltrate terrorists into Indian territory.
Six unearthed since 2012
- July 28, 2012: Chachwal in Samba
- August 23, 2014: Akhnoor’s Chakla space
- March 3, 2016: RS Pura sector, Jammu
- February 14, 2017: Ramgarh sector, Samba
- September 30: Arnia, Jammu
- August 28, 2020: Galar, Samba
Efforts of alert Border Security Force troops deployed in our multi-tiered counter-infiltration grid as soon as once more resulted in neutralising the evil designs of terrorists in deep connivance with Pakistan Rangers,” stated a BSF public relations officer stated:
There had been common inputs concerning the presence of terrorists in villages alongside the IB on the Pakistan facet, who’re desperately trying to cross over to the Indian facet, he added.
Meanwhile, joint groups of the police, Army and CRPF cordoned off Zadoora village following an enter concerning the presence of militants.
Terror plan foiled
Alert BSF troops foil a serious terror plan, an try by terrorists to infiltrate into the Indian facet by a tunnel on the International Border in Samba. —BSF Jammu
“As a suspected house was being searched around 1 am, militants hiding in a cowshed opened fire, critically wounding a soldier of 50 Rashtriya Rifles. The soldier was shifted to a medical facility where he succumbed to his injuries. In the gunfight that followed, a militant was killed. The forces maintained a tight cordon and other two militants were killed this morning,” a police official stated.
The slain soldier was recognized as Sepoy Prashant Sharma, 23, a resident of Khanjapur in UP’s Muzaffarnagar. Prashant had joined 26 Mechanised Infantry Battalion of the Army in November 2016.
The three slain militants have been recognized as Adil Hafiz, Arshid Ahmad Dar and Rouf Ahmad Mir, all residents of Pulwama. Two of them had joined militant ranks final week, officers stated.