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Uri Attack: Mission map in Pashto reveals the terrorists' plan

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 February 2017, 5:48 IST

The terrorists who attacked the Army camp at 12 Brigade headquarters in Uri were also carrying a mission plan which was annotated in Pashto.

According to The Times of India, the map retrieved from the terrorists revealed what they had planned. The terrorists were to kill unarmed troops, then storm a medical aid unit near the brigade administrative block and blow themselves up in the officers' mess.

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The map deciphered by military experts indicated that the terrorists were from Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP), a banned terror group that recently started working under Jaish command and calls itself "Guardians of the Prophet". The SSP cadre directly operates under Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Massod Azhar, reported TOI.

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According to the report, the terrorists attacked the administrative block where unarmed soldiers were refilling diesel in barrels from fuel tanks. The terrorists hurled 17 grenades within three minutes. The grenades ignited the dump resulting in a massive fire burning barracks and tents in a 150-metre radius. Thirteen soldiers were burnt alive instantaneously and 32 soldiers were critically injured with severe burns.

Due to smog from the burning diesel dumps and subsequent explosions, the suicide squad got disoriented and headed straight towards soldiers' barracks.

Where a 19-year old Dogra soldier gunned down one terrorist of the terrorists and then sustained severe injuries when a bullet hit his helmet while challenging the other three, reports TOI.

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The terrorists took a defensive position in the side barracks of two floors and 16 rooms as they found the barrack were vacant. Later, four commandos stormed the building and eliminated the other three terrorists.

First published: 19 September 2016, 8:09 IST