A security personnel inspects the site of encounter in Nagrota. (AP Photo)
JAMMU: An underground tunnel has been detected near the International Border in
of Jammu &
, DGP Dilbag Singh said on Sunday.
Earlier, forces had launched a massive operation to unearth an underground tunnel which was suspected to have been used by the four Jaish-e-Muhammad terrorists to sneak into the country from
All the four terrorists were killed in a gunfight when a Kashmir-bound truck, in which they were travelling, was stopped for checking at Ban toll plaza on Jammu-Srinagar national highway on Thursday.
A huge cache of arms and ammunition including 11 AK assault rifles, three pistols, 29 grenades and six UBGL grenades were recovered from the possession of the slain terrorists, who, according to police, had come to execute a “big plan” to disrupt District Development Council polls, slated to be held in eight phases beginning November 28.
Based on the material recovered from the slain terrorists, it was suspected that the terrorists infiltrated into India from Pakistan through an underground tunnel in Samba district, the officials said.
A massive anti-tunnelling operation was carried out by the BSF.