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BSF discovers 150-m cross-border tunnel in J&Ok’s Kathua

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The Border Security Force Wednesday mentioned it had found a 150 m-long cross-border tunnel near the Border with Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district.
BSF Inspector-General (Jammu Frontiers) N S Jamwal mentioned the tunnel, discovered at Hiranagar sector’s Bobbiyan village on Wednesday morning, had a three ft diameter opening and was nearly 25-30 ft deep. He mentioned the tunnel originates in Pakistan and opens nearly 20-30 m contained in the barbed wire fence on the Indian facet.
This is the third cross-border tunnel detected by the BSF in Samba and Kathua districts throughout the previous six months. In September, the pressure had discovered a tunnel in Arnia sector. With the newest discovery, a BSF supply claimed they’d foiled a “major terror plot” within the Union Territory.
Jamwal mentioned the BSF had been on the lookout for the tunnel for fairly a while now and had initiated “anti-tunnelling” operations within the space. The construction seemed to be an outdated one as a number of the sandbags utilized in it carry 2016-17 as their manufacturing yr, he mentioned. These sandbags additionally bear “Pakistani markings”, the I-G added.

Jamwal mentioned the pressure was investigating doable infiltration makes an attempt by militants by the tunnel, however dominated any latest foray by militants in view of the aforementioned anti-tunnelling measures.
“Our border protection grid involving BSF, army and police were working in coordination with each other all along the border to foil Pakistan’s nefarious designs,” he added.

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