NIA starts probe in Langate attack in J&K

New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday registered a case and started probe into the unsuccessful terrorist attack on Rashtriya Rifles (RR) camp in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district in which three separatist militants were killed on Thursday.

“We have registered a case in the terrorist attack on Rashtriya Rifles camp in Langate after taking inputs from Indian Army,” an NIA officer told IANS on condition of anonymity.

Three heavily armed terrorists dressed in army fatigues were killed in an encounter when they attacked the 30 RR camp situated in Langate town in Kupwara district on Thursday morning.

Army had on Thursday said the alert guards at the 30 RR camp in Langate located close to a civilian facility foiled the terrorists’ attempt to enter the camp by breaching its security periphery.

The NIA team inspected the bodies of the slain terrorists and took over the evidences, including three AK-47 rifles, three under barrel grenade launchers, a number of magazines, significant rounds of bullets, four walkie-talkie sets, dry fruits and medicines, recovered from the spot by the army.

The NIA would be also securing DNA samples of the three terrorists killed after nearly a five-hour long gunbattle with the RR troops.

The central probe agency has been handed over three Global Positioning System (GPS) devices, mobile phones, map and matrix sheets (used for sending coded messages) recovered from the killed terrorists and would be sending it for technological evaluation.



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