The three infiltrated terrorists who were killed on Tuesday by BSF in Chambiliyal belt of Ramgarh sector in Samba district had infiltrated into Kashmir to carry out a bigger attack. They planned a chain of terror attacks by exploding running trains and tracks with chained IEDs.
The officials said the three infiltrators was carrying five bottles of liquid explosive trinitroglycerin.
Additional Director General (ADG) BSF and Special DG (Western Command) Arun Kumar said, “Militants had infiltrated to carry out big incidents. Their design was to blow up rail tracks and trains here as we have recovered chained IEDs and liquid explosives.”
He added, “Had our troops not successfully contained and eliminated these heavily armed terrorists with huge stores of explosive material, they could have caused massive damage in the mainland”.
The BSF said because of the army’s multi-tier security cover the terrorists couldn’t do anything. BSF recovered 10 improvised explosive devises (IED) including three IED waist belts, five liquid type IEDs and five chain IEDs, two radio sets, three AK 47s with 20 loaded magazines, 517 rounds, one 8mm pistols, 20 hand grenades, GPS, mobiles and camouflage uniforms from the slain terrorists.
D K Uphadayaya, IG BSF of Jammu Frontier said that the chain IEDs are used to blow up rail tracks and hit running trains. The liquid explosive bottles are used to trigger fire and cause an explosion.
The terrorists crawled 100 meters inside a tunnel to hide from the army. The BSF troopers detected them when they found a 2X2 feet wide tunnel in the middle of a field near the International Border.
The BSF officials said the possibility of infiltration through the tunnel is very high along the IB in Jammu and Punjab because of its soft soil, open crop fields and heavy undergrowth. The only solution of this is to randomly dig deep nakas or deep trenches based on intelligence inputs close to the fencing and lie low to observe over ground movements of terrorists.
Earlier, there have been various attacks on trains and tracks in Jammu-Samba-Kathua belts. Last year, on 27th July three militants dressed in army uniforms opened fire on a bus and attacked the Dina Nagar Police Station in Gurdaspur district of Punjab. They planted five chain linked bombs (IEDs) on the Amritsar-Pathankot line. Three civilians and four policemen were killed in the attack and 15 others were injured. All three militants were killed in the 12 hours operation.