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 (JeM) militants to sneak into the country from Pakistan , officials said on November 22.
The four terrorists were killed in a shootout when a truck bound for Kashmir, in which they were traveling, was stopped for checking at the Ban toll booth on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway on November 19.
A huge cache of weapons and ammunition, including 11 AK assault rifles, three pistols, 29 grenades and six UBGL grenades, was recovered from the possession of the slain terrorists, who police said had come to execute a grand plan aimed at disrupting the District Development Council. polls, which will take place in eight phases from November 28.
Based on material recovered from slain terrorists, it was suspected that terrorists had 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 November 20 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.