An enormous operation is on close to the International 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 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 grenades had been recovered from the possession of the terrorists, who, in accordance with police, had come to execute a “big plan” to disrupt District Development Council polls, scheduled to be held in eight phases starting November 28.
Based on the fabric recovered from the 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 a large anti-tunneling 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 Army and police have additionally joined the operation, which remains to be on, the officers stated.