Massive operation to find a tunnel suspected of having been used by Jaish terrorists killed in Nagrota
A massive operation is underway near the international border in the Samba sector to unearth an underground tunnel suspected of being used by four Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists to sneak into the country from Pakistan, officials said Sunday. .
The four terrorists were killed in a shootout when a Kashmir-bound truck, in which they were traveling, was stopped on Thursday at the Ban toll plaza on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway. A huge cache of weapons and ammunition, including 11 assault AK rifles, three pistols, 29 grenades, and six UBGL grenades were recovered from the possession of the murdered terrorists, who, according to police, had come to execute a “grand plan” to disrupt the District Development Council elections, scheduled to take place in eight phases beginning November 28. Based on material recovered from the slain terrorists, the terrorists were suspected of infiltrating this side from Pakistan through an underground tunnel in the Samba district, officials said.
They said that the BSF has been carrying out a massive operation against the construction of tunnels since Friday and a tunnel is suspected near the village of Regal in the Samba district. The army and police have also joined the operation, which is still ongoing, officials said.
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