Tunnel detected along Pakistani border in Samba district in J&K, security forces conduct anti-tunnel operation

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An underground tunnel at the international border in the Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir was detected by border security forces (BSF) on Sunday, November 22.

The tunnel was discovered by a BSF patrol and was reportedly used to infiltrate across the border.

According to BSF officials, the four Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists killed in a meeting Thursday may have used the tunnel to infiltrate the country from Pakistan.

The BSF is not taking any risks and has launched a massive operation since Friday to dig up more such tunnels. The army and the police are also part of this operation, which is still ongoing.

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The security forces had received information about the infiltration of the four terrorists into the country across the international border in the Samba sector. After receiving the information, security forces held a meeting on Thursday near the Jammu-Srinagar national highway toll booth and killed the four terrorists who were traveling in a truck to Kashmir.

A huge cache of weapons and ammunition, including 11 AK series rifles, 29-30 Chinese grenades, three pistols, two knives and four to five kg of RDX was recovered from the slain terrorists. A remote cell phone, dried fruit and Pakistan-made medicine were also recovered from the slain terrorists.

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The terrorists had come in an attempt to disrupt the District Development Council polls, which were to take place in eight phases from Nov. 28, police said.

Two men from J&K Police SOG were injured during Thursday’s meeting near the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway toll booth. The injured were identified as Kuldeep Raj (32) from Akhnoor and Mohammad Ishaq Malik (40) from Neel Qasim Banihal Ramban.

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Both had been admitted to GMC Jammu and are now believed to be in stable condition.

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