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150-metre tunnel likely used by Nagrota attackers unearthed in J&K’s Samba

A 150-metre long underground tunnel suspected to be used by terrorists for infiltration was detected by the BSF at the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba sector on Sunday.
Three days after four Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists were gunned down in J&K’s Nagrota, security forces have found a 150-metre long tunnel on the International Border (IB) area of District Samba through which the terrorists had most likely infiltrated. The tunnel was discovered during a search operation in the area.
A special team was formed to conduct a detailed search.
J&K Director-General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh told India Today, “An anti-tunneling drive was carried out after Friday’s Nagrota encounter by 48 Battalion BSF. A 150 metre tunnel, 15-20 feet beneath the ground was found in Ganghith in the Samba sector.
The tunnel was discovered during a search operation in the area.”
Besides, SOG and local police Samba also carried out an in-depth search operation in the area.
The tunnel was carefully concealed and meticulously covered with soil and wild growth. The mouth of the tunnel is strengthened and reinforced by the sandbags with markings of Karachi, Pakistan on them. It is a freshly dug tunnel and appears to be used for the first time. The nearest Pakistan BOPs are Chak Bhura, Rajab Sahid and Asif Sahid.
“Police shared some vital inputs found from the encounter scene with the BSF which after hectic efforts, managed to find the tunnel,” the Director-General of Police (DGP) said.
The detection of the tunnel resulted due to the well-coordinated operation between the BSF, J&K police and Intelligence agencies.

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