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Terrorists used tunnel to infiltrate into India at Samba: BSF


The BSF on Wednesday said that the terrorists who had infiltrated in Ramgarh area of Samba near the International Border on Tuesday entered through a small tunnel in the border area.

In the wake of recent Samba attack in Jammu and Kashmir in which three terrorists were killed, Border Security Force (BSF) Director General KK Sharma on Wednesday said that they had anticipated that only a tunnel can be used to infiltrate the Indian side, and had deployed ‘nakas’ (underground check posts) in depth, through which their team spotted the militants and neutralised them.

“We spotted a tunnel in Chambliyal – samba area this morning which might have been used for infiltration,” said BSF DG KK Sharma.

‘Blinds’ (unexploded shells) were destroyed at the site of the terror attack by a bomb disposal team during the combing operation.

“A part of Bangladesh border is unfenced including water bodies. It is not humanly possible for me to put manpower in such areas,” said KK Sharma.

This is the fourth tunnel detected by security forces in the Ramgarh sector.

The tunnel is close to 80 metres long. “We will take up this matter with the Pakistan Rangers,” said Sharma.

According to sources, the BSF troops had noticed a suspicious movement along the international border around midnight.

Pakistan Rangers reportedly began unprovoked firing on the Indian side to give cover to the infiltrators.

Earlier, two tunnels were detected along the Line of Control at Aknoor sector. One tunnel was detected in Samba, one at RS Pura sector.

Large quantities of arms and ammunition was recovered from the slain terrorists in the Samba sector.

Three AK-47 rifles, a pistol, 20 magazines, 514 AK rounds, a pistol magazine, 16 pistol rounds, 31 live grenades, 10 IEDS including 5 IED waist belts, five chain IEDs (used to blow up railway tracks), Global Positioning System (GPS), one mobile, two wireless sets with chargers, 2 knives, 2 dressing rolls, 2 jackets, 3 bags, one head gear, one lighter, 3 gloves, 5 dry fruit packets and Pakistan made eatables were recovered.

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