India’s border guards on Wednesday claimed to have “unearthed” a tunnel, which may have been used by the pro-freedom insurgents, along the international border in Kashmir’s Samba district.
In a statement, India’s Border Security Force said the 150 meter long tunnel originated in Pakistan and they found Karachi-made sandbag at its opening in Indian-administered Kashmir.
This is reportedly the second tunnel detected by the BSF since November last year and 10th since 2012.
“BSF has continuously been getting inputs regarding tunneling activities by Pakistan elements,” the statement said.
It said that on a specific intelligence input, the vigilant troops of BSF detected a tunnel in Bobiya area in Samba sector. “The tunnel has an opening of about 2-3 feet and is about 20 to 30 feet deep. Karachi made sand bags were found at the opening of the tunnel,” the statement said.
The BSF blamed Pakistani Rangers of helping the insurgents. Inspector General of BSF Jammu frontier, NS Jamwal said: “The tunnel seems to be an old one. This was the direct result of BSF’s anti-tunnel drive. Whether this tunnel was used by militants to infiltrate into this side is subject to investigations.”