NIA team arrives for probe after Uri attack

Sources said the NIA team would visit the Army base in Uri and talk to senior Army officials.

Published: 19th September 2016 06:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th September 2016 06:59 PM   |  A+A-

SRINAGAR: A day after 17 soldiers were killed in a terrorist attack on the Indian Army base at Uri close to the Line of Control in Jammu & Kashmir, National Investigation Agency (NIA) personnel arrived in Srinagar for a probe.

Sources said the NIA team would visit the Army base in Uri and talk to senior Army officials. Later, they are likely to talk to some of the injured soldiers. "The Army is trying to establish the identities of the terrorists of Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) who were killed in the attack. There are some leads but they cannot be shared at the moment,'' top sources disclosed.

Seventeen soldiers were killed and at least 23 injured, eight of them seriously, when four fidayeen stormed the army camp in the small hours of Sunday. All four attackers were gunned down. The condition of some of the injured jawans, who are undergoing treatment at Army hospital in Badamibagh cantonment, is said to be serious. Meanwhile, Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti announced a relief payment of Rs 20 lakh each to the family of the each of the slain soldiers.

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