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JeM attacked Nagrota army camp, says arrested Kupwara man

By Chennabasaveshwar

NIA arrested Syed Muneer -Ul-Hassan Qadri, a resident of Kupwara on Saturday in connection with the terrorist attack at Army camp at Nagrota on 29 November 2016 in which 7 army jawans lost their lives and 3 others were injured.

NIA arrests Kupwara man in Nagrota army camp attack case

The arrested militant revealed that the attack was carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammad.

Preliminary interrogation of the accused revealed that the attack was carried out by the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), a banned terror group, in furtherance of a well-planned conspiracy from Pakistan, an NIA spokesman said.

The accused is claimed to have told the interrogators that he along with other Valley-based JeM operatives were in touch with the JeM leadership in Pakistan and had received a freshly infiltrated group of three Pakistani terrorists from the Samba sector a day before the attack.

The Indian Army base in Nagrota, Jammu and Kashmir was attacked on 29 November 2016 by a group of militants. During the ensuing gun battle, seven Indian soldiers, including two officers and all three militants were killed.

The militants then divided themselves into two groups, entered the living quarters of the base and opened fire with AK-47s and grenades. They took a hostage at least two infants, two women and over a dozen soldiers. A stand-off then ensued with the security forces.

(With PTI inputs)

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