NIA team studies Kathua, Samba attacks; finds similarities with Pathankot strike

The sources said the group which attacked the Samba army camp was also carrying enough eatables and supplies for long haul fight with security forces.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: January 12, 2016 4:51 pm
 Pathankot, Pathankot air base, Pathankot air base attack, pathankot air force base, NIA, Jaish-e-Mohammad, kathua attack, samba attack, pathankot strike NIA team visited Kathua and Samba districts of Jammu region, where army and police facilities faced terror strikes last year.

NIA team probing Pathankot air force base terror attack on Tuesday visited Kathua and Samba districts of Jammu region, where army and police facilities faced terror strikes last year, only to find similarities in the modus operandi of the terrorists.

NIA sources said a team of the agency  visited army camp in Samba on the Jammu-Pathankot highway where two terrorists opened fire on March 21. The team also visited Kathua where Rajbagh police station was attacked by a group of terrorists on March 20 last year.

They said the agency could spot glaring similarities in the modus operandi of the terrorists, who staged attack on Kathua, Samba and those attacking Pathankot IAF base on January one this year.

The sources said the group which attacked the Samba army camp was also carrying enough eatables and supplies for long haul fight with security forces. They had also holed themselves inside a civilian house opposite the army camp before escaping through a nullah.