A Border Security Force (BSF) team, probing the intrusion of four Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists killed during Nagrota attack in Jammu, had entered Pakistani territory, sources told Zee News on Tuesday.
As per the official sources, the BSF team had gone 200 metres inside Pakistan to find the mouth of a cross-border underground tunnel used by the terrorists to enter India. The BSF mans the International Border in the Jammu region.
Intelligence was aware of this after terrorists spoke on the phone that the tunnel has been used for infiltration and after this, the BSF jawans worked to find this tunnel.
For this, the search party entered 200-300 metres into the IB area of Pakistan at night and searched the tunnel. The entry point of this tunnel was in the area of Pakistan, which was also a short distance away from their army post.
One end of the tunnel opened in India and the other in Pakistan. This patrol party returned to India through this tunnel, which revealed that the tunnel is about 20 meters deep and 150 meters long. On the night of November 18, the four Jaish terrorists had infiltrated through this tunnel.
As per news agency PTI, after the four Jaish terrorists were shot dead in an encounter on November 19, the BSF formed the crack team to explore the possible route taken by them.