New Delhi, Sept 23: Investigations being conducted in connection with the Uri attack has revealed that the terrorists had had not been reported by the villagers as they felt that they were from the army. The villagers of Sukdhar where the terrorists are believed to have stayed told investigators that they thought these were army personnel.
The terrorists were spotted by villagers on Saturday itself. It was on Sunday that these terrorists entered the army base at Uri and launched the attack. However, none of the villagers raised an alarm since they thought these terrorists were army personnel, initial investigations reveal.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) which took over the probe is also trying to find out how the terrorists managed to breach the area. The fencing was cut in several places, preliminary investigations have found.
It is suspected that the terrorists may have gone undetected as the grass and wild bushes in the area could have facilitated them from going undetected.
Investigators are also collecting phone data from all connections in Uri in an attempt to find out if any local had helped these terrorists. Further all intelligence alerts issued in the past two months are being provided to the investigators. The IB has said that there was an alert issued of an attack on an army base.