Up to date: Sunday, November 22, 2020, 23:05 [IST]
Srinagar, Nov 22: An enormous operation is underway close to the Worldwide border in Samba sector to unearth an underground tunnel which was suspected to have been utilized by 4 Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists to sneak into the nation from Pakistan, stated officers on Sunday.
All of the 4 terrorists had been killed in a gunfight when a Kashmir-bound truck, through which they had been travelling, was stopped for checking at Ban toll plaza on Jammu-Srinagar nationwide freeway on Thursday.
An enormous cache of arms and ammunition together with 11 AK assault rifles, three pistols, 29 grenades and 6 UBGL grenades had been recovered from the possession of the slain terrorists, who, in keeping with police, had come to execute a “massive plan” to disrupt District Growth Council polls, slated to be held in eight phases starting November 28.
Primarily based on the fabric recovered from the slain terrorists, it was suspected that the terrorists infiltrated into this aspect from Pakistan by means of an underground tunnel in Samba district, the officers stated.
They stated an enormous anti-tunnelling operation is being carried out by the BSF since Friday and presence of a tunnel is suspected close to Regal village in Samba district.The Military and police have additionally joined the operation, which continues to be underway, the officers stated.
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