Nagrota attack: Rat hole-like tunnel found near international border; was used for infiltration by terrorists - PICS

In a major development, a tunnel has been found near international border in Chamliyal area.

Last Updated: Dec 01, 2016, 19:46 PM IST
Nagrota attack: Rat hole-like tunnel found near international border; was used for infiltration by terrorists - PICS

Samba (J&K): In a major development, a tunnel has been found near international border in Chamliyal area.

The tunnel found in Chamliyal was used by terrorists in Nagrota attack.

According to BSF IG (Jammu Frontier) DK Upadhyaya, "It is a rat hole-like tunnel and is usually used only once as it is in the open."

Nagrota attack

Earlier, a group of heavily-armed terrorists in police uniform stormed an army unit in Nagrota, about three kms from the Corps headquarters on the outskirts of Jammu city on Nov 29 morning, triggering an intense gunbattle that lasted for several hours.

Seven army personnel, including two officers, were killed in the attack before three terrorists were eliminated in an armed face-off which also involved a hostage-like situation with 12 soldiers, two women and as many children being held captive. 

All were later rescued, army spokesman said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was briefed by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on the deadly attack by terrorists on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir which left seven soldiers dead.

Earlier, army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag briefed Parrikar about the attack.

The assault came just two months after the deadly Uri terror strike.