Meanwhile, a police spokesperson said security forces launched an operation night based on specific input generated by Shopian Police regarding presence of terrorists in Rawalpora village.
On Sunday, a local Lashkar militant Jehangir Ahmad was killed. A US-made M4 carbine rifle and 36 armour piercing bullets were recovered from his possession.
Incriminating material was recovered from the possession of the arrested person.
The operation was carried out by Jammu and Kashmir Police, 42 Rashtriya Rifles and 180 battalions of Central Reserve Police Force.
Muneeb Ahmad Sofi was a militant associate or overground worker (OGW) for Pakistani militant Waleed Bhai who was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam last year.
Security personnel from 42 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and 130 Batallion Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) carried out the arrests of the two JeM terrorists.
Sources said the opening of the tunnel was found near Regal area of Samba sector where there is thick undergrowth and bushes.
They have been identified as Bilal Ahmad Chopan, a resident of Wagad Tral, and Mursaleen Bashir Sheikh from Chatlam Pampore, a police official said.
Four Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists were killed and two policemen injured in a gunbattle in Nagrota on Thursday after a truck carrying newly infiltrated militants was intercepted.
Three suspected Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists involved in the attack were killed in the retaliatory action by the Army inside the camp and a large quantity of arms and ammunition was seized from them.
The Afzal Guru Squad (AGS) of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad were behind yesterday’s fidayeen attack on District Police Lines (DPL) in south Kashmir.