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Terrorists who attacked army base in Uri belonged to LeT: Probe

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 February 2017, 5:47 IST

Investigators probing the Uri attack aren't ruling out the possibility that the terrorists received 'inside help' taking into stock the precise nature of the actions undertaken by the intruders once inside the army base, said sources.

After locking the cooking room and store, two of the terrorists started moving towards the officers quarters within the base but they were gunned down before they could inflict any further damage, they said.

The two Global Positioning System (GPS) sets recovered from the slain militants were damaged during the attack and have been handed over to the NIA, which is probing the case.

The four intruders, who had crossed in from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (Pok) a day earlier, are believed to be affiliated to the LeT. The terrorist module bore a striking resemblance to the group from the same Pakistan-based terror outfit eliminated in Poonch on 11 September, the sources said.

Director General Military Operations (DGMO) Lt Gen Ranbir Singh had told reporters hours after the attack that as per initial reports the slain terrorists belonged to Jaish-e- Mohammad(JeM), also a Pakistan-based terror outfit.

"All four killed were foreign terrorists and had carried with them items which had Pakistani markings. Initial reports indicate that the slain terrorists belong to Jaish-E-Mohammed tanzeem," Lt Gen Singh had said.

The terrorists both at Uri and Poonch were carrying small plastic bottles containing a concoction of petroleum jelly and gelatin which was used to set the soldiers' tents on fire, the sources said.


First published: 22 September 2016, 5:35 IST