Uri Attack: Army Probes Possible Insider Help

Army investigators are looking at the possibility of the Pakistani terrorists being guided to the attack site by someone familiar with the layout of the 12 Infantry Brigade headquarters and the exact location of troops, two days after 18 soldiers were killed in a terror attack on an Army camp in Uri. Sources said, the terrorists were even aware of the location of the office and residence of the brigade commander.

The focus of the investigation is also on the route from Sukhdar, a small settlement on the Line of Control, which may have been used by the terrorists to sneak into Uri. With a population of barely 500, Sukhdar is just about four kilometres from the brigade headquarters. A forest between the village and the LoC could have helped the terrorists slip in undetected.

After remaining shut for two days, shops in Uri’s main market opened Tuesday. The road that goes through the brigade headquarters — it is the lone link between Uri town and the Valley — remained closed to the public for the third day.