Rat hole-like tunnel found near international border; infiltration bid foiled

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| Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 19:49
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BSF said the tunnel located in the open area was used for infiltration by terrorists

New Delhi: The Border Security Force (BSF) foiled an infiltration bid on Thursday after a rat hole-like ‘terror’ tunnel was found along the international border area of Samba in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Indian security force said the tunnel located in the open area was used for infiltration by terrorists.

“This is a rat hole-like tunnel and is usually used only once as it is in the open,” said BSF IG DK Upadhyaya.

The tunnel was unearthed days after BSF troopers foiled an infiltration bid by a group of militants in the Ramgarh sector of Jammu amid a fierce gun battle between security forces and heavily armed militants in Nagrota. The firing left three soldiers and four militants dead.

Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre had, on Tuesday, said that there were as many as 430 ceasefire violations by Pakistan during the last one year.

In 2016, 27,449 persons were evacuated from their villages in Jammu division after the surgical strike in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, he said.

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