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Tunnel from Pakistan found in J&K

Tunnel from Pakistan found in J&K

JAMMU: A 30-metre-long tunnel from Pakistan to the Indian side was on Thursday detected by the Border Security Force (BSF) on the international border in the RS Pura sector of Jammu district.

This is the fourth tunnel unearthed by the BSF in the region since 2012.

"We were carrying out our regular clearing operations, done monthly , when we found a well-constructed tunnel," a BSF officer said, adding that it was being dug out with JCB.

"We were suspecting some activities across the border.There were late night movements. People used to come late in night to the post across".

The tunnel is approximately 10 feet below the ground and has a length of 30 metres from the Pakistan end to the Indian side, he said.

"But it was blocked on our side. It was dead end. It had no exit as they could not complete it further. It came close to the border fencing," the offi cer said.

"One person can sit and easily move inside the tunnel which has came up in the vicinity of Allah-Mai-Di-Kothi border out post of ours from Pakistan Post of Afzal", he said, adding that a probe was on.


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Earlier, BSF had detected a 400-metre long cross-border tunnel along the International Border in July 2012 in Samba sector.

In May 2014, it found a caved-in portion of the tunnel in Chillyari border belt in Samba district, which was found 23 metres inside the Indian territory .

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