A massive operation is underway near the international border in the Samba sector to unearth an underground tunnel that was believed to have been used by four Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists to sneak into the country from Pakistan, said Sunday officials.
The four terrorists were killed in a shootout when a truck bound for Kashmir in which they were traveling was stopped Thursday for checking at the Ban toll booth on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway.
A huge cache of weapons and ammunition, including 11 AK assault rifles, three pistols, 29 grenades and six grenades, was recovered from the possession of the terrorists, who police said had come to carry out a “grand plan” to disrupt the development of the district. The Council polls, which will take place in eight phases from November 28.
Based on material recovered from terrorists, it was suspected that terrorists infiltrated this side from Pakistan through an underground tunnel in Samba district, officials said.
They said a massive anti-tunnel operation has been carried out by the BSF since Friday and the presence of a tunnel is suspected near the village of Regal in Samba district.
The army and police have also joined the operation, which is still ongoing, officials said.