BSF foils infiltration of Jaish terrorists from Samba border

Jammu: Alert BSF personnel foiled another sneak-in attempt by Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists from Samba sector along the international border.

On the intervening night of  September 26 and 27, alert troops of BSF noticed the movement of about five JeM terrorists along the international border.

Taking advantage of darkness and the thick elephant grass, a group of heavily armed terrorists were trying to sneak in. On spotting their movement, close to the border fence, alert BSF troops challenged and asked them to stop. Instead, they opened fire on the BSF party. To facilitate infiltration, Pakistani Rangers too opened mouths of their guns to provide cover fire.

"'Under the garb of firing, they were trying to help terrorists infiltrate into the Indian side. However, our vigilant jawans foiled their nefarious design,'' said N S Jamwal, IG BSF Jammu Frontier.

Retaliatory fire from BSF led the group of terrorists to flee back towards Pakistani side.

This is the second infiltration attempt foiled by BSF in the same sector during the last two weeks. Earlier, on the intervening night of September 14 and 15, a similar infiltration attempt was made from the same area. That time also, alert border troopers thwarted Pakistan's nefarious design.

Pir Bunker of Pakistani Rangers is the new launchpad for Jaish terrorists 

As per intel inputs, Pakistani Ranger's border outpost, Pir Bunker is serving as the new launchpad for Jaish ultras along IB in the area opposite Samba sector.

After completing their arms training, Jaish terrorists take refuge in Pir Bunket, waiting for a green signal from ISI to infiltrate into the Indian side.

This border outpost of Pakistani Rangers is between pillar number 132 and 133, opposite  
BSF's Mangu Check Post.

 Samba is the favourite infiltration route of Jaish terror outfit

Several successful sneak-in attempts in the past have made Samba one of the favourite infiltration route for Jaish cadre. Mostly top commanders and well-trained fidayeen squad of JeM are pushed in from this sector. 

Masood Azhar's nephew, Umar Farooq - key player in Pulwama bombing - in which 40 CRPF personnel were martyred - had infiltrated from Samba sector in Feb 2018.

After completing their arms training, the Jaish terrorists often infiltrate from Samba sector. After infiltrating, these terrorists hide in a truck that is already waiting to transport them to the Kashmir valley.

Besides cutting the fence, Pakistan's spy agency inter-service intelligence (ISI) is using sub-terranean means to push in terrorists to sabotage peace in Jammu and Kashmir.

One-and-a-half-year after the Pulwama bombing, vigilant Border Security Force (BSF) personnel had detected terror tunnel in the Samba sector.

On August 28 evening, while carrying out in-depth scanning of the area, BSF personnel were able to detect the terror tunnel. Opening of the terror tunnel was around 170 metres from the international border (IB) towards the Indian side in the field of a local farmer in Bain Galar area of Samba, 50 km from Jammu City.

There are inputs that this terror tunnel is used to push in terrorists.

Besides this, the Pakistan army is using drones to drop weapons near Samba sector to keep the pot of terrorism boiling in the region. In recent past two consignments of weapons have been seized by security forces during routine checking on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.




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