The Border Security Force on Wednesday said that a tunnel along the International Border was used by militants to enter India during the recent Samba attack. BSF Director General KK Sharma said that they had anticipated that an infiltration through a tunnel, reported ANI.
Three militants were killed in the general area of BSF Border Outpost Chamliyal after some suspicious movement was noticed by thermal imagers. The DG said that the BSF had already deployed underground check posts in depth, through which the soldiers spotted the militants and neutralised them.
“Post surgical strikes, we started operation called ‘Operation Rustom’, as we had anticipated that the problems won’t be confined to Line of Control, it will affect International Boundary too,” Sharma said. He added that since the surgical strikes conducted by India in Pakistan, more than 15 Pak Rangers have been killed and over 10 militants have been neutralised.
The BSF said it recovered 517 rounds, a pistol, an AK-47 rifle, radio sets, mobile power banks, bottles containing liquids, reported ANI. The DG also said that detecting such tunnels is a huge problem as there is no technical equipment for this. He said that the Samba infiltration bid and tunnel issues will be taken up with Pakistan.
On the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday, three militants were killed in an infiltration attempt foiled by the BSF. Four BSF personnel and a police officer were injured in the attack.