New Delhi: After a Pakistani conspiracy came to fore in the terrorist attack on an army vehicle in Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir, the National Investigative Agency (NIA) on Friday took over the investigation into the matter and reached the spot of the incident.
A manhunt has been launched to nab the terrorists authorities have also detained six people. Three of the terrorists involved in this attack are suspected to be associated with Pakistan. Earlier, the People’s Anti-Fascist Front (PAFF), a Jaish-backed terror outfit, has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The NIA has also reached the spot and collected evidence. On the other hand, security agencies suspect that after the attack, all the terrorists escaped from the spot in a vehicle. Agencies say that four to five terrorists may be involved in the attack.
Five army personnel were killed and another critically injured when an army vehicle caught fire following a grenade attack by militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Thursday, police said.
The soldiers who lost their lives belonged to the Rashtriya Rifles unit and were deployed for anti-militancy operations in the area.
The Army had said that around 3 pm, an army vehicle was passing between Bhimber Gali and Poonch in Rajouri sector when the terrorists attacked. Officials have noticed bullet marks on the vehicle and recovered pieces of the grenade and preliminary investigation indicated 7 LeT terrorists had used rocket-propelled grenades on the army vehicle.
Meanwhile, the martyred soldiers were given a salute in Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir. During this, senior officers and officers of the army were present.