Nagrota attack a revenge for Afzal Guru’s hanging, claim papers found on slain terrorists

The seizures apart from arms, ammunition and explosives included packets of biscuit made in Pakistan, medicines and bandages.

Written by Arun Sharma | Jammu | Updated: December 1, 2016 5:30 pm
Security personnel take positions during a gun battle with suspected militants at Army camp at Nagrota near Jammu on Tuesday. PTI Photo Security personnel take positions during a gunbattle with militants at Army camp at Nagrota near Jammu on Tuesday. PTI Photo

Three heavily armed terrorists killed by security forces during an encounter inside an army unit at Nagrota on Tuesday appear to be part of a group which recently sneaked into the Indian territory from Pakistan. Though there has been no official word from the army so far, sources said this was indicative from the seizure of a number of Pakistan-made items, including eatables and medicines apart from arms, ammunition and explosives from the slain terrorists on Wednesday. Though the searches were still going on with army’s bomb disposal squad blasting ‘blind’ explosive devices being found at the encounter site, sources said that the seizures so far, apart from arms, ammunition and explosives, included packets of biscuit made in Pakistan, medicines and bandages, scant bottles, rope and a wire-cutter among other things like vests, mobile phone and polythene sheets.

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Some hand-written posters in Urdu were also seized. These read “Afzal Guru shaheed ke inteqaam ki ek aur kisht”.

Except the fact that they had come from Ban Toll plaza side towards Udhampur, it is still unknown how they managed to enter Indian territory. The army officers, however, said that their first priority was to sanitise the entire area, adding such analysis as to how and where they came from can be done later.

Seven armymen, including two officers, were killed when three terrorists in police uniform stormed into the premises of 166 Medium Regiment unit, throwing grenades and firing indiscriminately at the sentry on the main gate facing the Jammu-Srinagar national highway during wee hours of Tuesday. While one officer and three soldiers were killed during initial firefight with the terrorists, a defence ministry spokesperson Lt Colonel Manish Mehta said that another officer and two soldiers got killed while neutralising a hostage-like situation emerging due to the presence of two women and two children, besides 12 soldiers, in the unit.

Showing presence of mind, the women had locked the main entrance to a building from inside. To be doubly sure that terrorists do not manage to break through the door, they had also placed all the furniture and other things behind the doors, sources added.

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  1. F
    Nov 30, 2016 at 1:32 pm
    Heard that India is waiting for proposal from stan for talks. After such a. High profile attack at such a secure zone. It is good that modi has given up his arrogant behaviour.
    1. I
      Nov 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm
      1. F
        Nov 30, 2016 at 4:22 pm
        Indian surgical strike. Hahaaaa.
        1. V
          Nov 30, 2016 at 3:25 pm
          May be, biscuits were meant for 72 whories they get in paradise !
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            N.srinivasa Murthy
            Nov 30, 2016 at 12:51 pm
            How many soldiers sacrifice their lives for kashmir our leaders simply announcing mourn or two minutes silence if leaders want countries prestige go and attacked like a soldier or declare waar against Pak innocent soldiers are sacrifices their lives no one not thinking about countries prestige Modi is a correct prime minister immediately declare war and save innocent soldiers life.
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              Ahmad Subhani
              Nov 30, 2016 at 4:01 pm
              Writing ob the wall Kashmir Ki Azadi indians r blinded and unable to under stand that Common Kashmiris r no more Indians today u cannot kill every kashmiri u cannot call every kashmiri a terrorist u r fueling the hate inside the hearts of every kashmiri no more attot ang Kashmir is now liberated
            2. S
              Nov 30, 2016 at 11:17 am
              Foolish terrorizing personnels who don't even have intelligence of thought that he should not have took his citys products to be anonymous are striking the bases of our country. Intelligence isn't that hard by my thought . W border should be made available with infrared cameras (temp capturing cam) with sensor tech of detecting as soon as some one as big as human crosses the line. What more to say . We should not be so poor that this ill knowledge Buffon's are successfully killing highly trained personnels.
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                Amit Bhattacharjie
                Nov 30, 2016 at 12:10 pm
                I think these terrorists have some people from within our country who give out information. And, I am convinced that these informing traitors are from the opposition parties either in Delhi or JandK. The govt, army and the police must conduct a thorough search and catch these traitors and shoot them immediately.
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