Lashkar-e-Taiba behind Uri and Handwara terror attacks, claims NIA

20 January 2017, 12:01 AM
LeT behind Uri and Handwara terror attacks claims NIA (Image: PTI)
LeT behind Uri and Handwara terror attacks claims NIA (Image: PTI)

The National Investigation Agency on Thursday claimed that terror attacks at army installations in Uri and Handwara in Jammu and Kashmir were carried out by Pakistan-based outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

The Agency claimed that one of the four terrorists involved in the attack on army camp in Handwara managed to flee.

The terrorists had attacked the camp of 30 Rashtriya Rifles camp in Langate in Handwara in October last year. While three attackers were killed by the security forces, one is believed to have escaped, a senior official said.

The official also claimed that there is proof indicating role of LeT behind Uri and Handwara attacks.

Earlier, Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) was also under scanner behind the attack. NIA is looking into both the possibilities. A team of officials is also likely to visit the area for further probe.

In the Handwara incident, NIA officials said they recovered cell phones of Samsung and Huawei companies. These phones worked without SIMs using latest technology and manipulating its configuration, he claimed.

The agency has written to both Samsung and Huawei seeking details of these cell phones including information on shipments. Huawei had informed back that the phone was shipped to Pakistan.

Moreover, there are other evidence and documents in possession of NIA that points towards LeT's involvement in the attack, he said.

A lot of social media involvement has also been traced on record, manifesting use of GPS, wireless system and misuse of Facebook and Twitter by terrorists for communication.

With PTI Inputs

First Published: Thursday, January 19, 2017 08:23 PM
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