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Militants used anti-tank rifle grenades in Nagrota attack

Army sources reveal that the three heavily armed militants used anti-tank rifle grenades to target armoured plated vehicles of the force and CRPF on the fateful day.

india Updated: Dec 17, 2016 00:31 IST
Army sources reveal that the three heavily armed militants used anti-tank rifle grenades to target armoured plated vehicles of the force and CRPF on the fateful day.
Army sources reveal that the three heavily armed militants used anti-tank rifle grenades to target armoured plated vehicles of the force and CRPF on the fateful day.(HT File Photo)

Even as the National Investigation Agency (NIA) probes the November 29 Nagrota attack that left seven soldiers dead, army sources reveal that the three heavily armed militants used anti-tank rifle grenades to target armoured plated vehicles of the force and CRPF on the fateful day.

“The militants used an anti-tank rifle grenade with the help of AK-47 assault rifle. In fact, soon after the protracted operation was over, the army recovered a rich haul of arms and ammunition, including under barrel grenade launchers, anti-tank rifle grenades and an attachment used to mount anti-tank rifle grenade on an AK-47 rifle, from the site of encounter,” said top sources privy to the investigations.

In terrorism-hit Jammu and Kashmir, the army and CRPF rely on armoured plated vehicles during counter-insurgency operations to neutralise militants.

Sources added that the militants, who wore police uniforms, entered the camp from its rear side after climbing the wall with the help of a rope and then cut the barbed fence to gain entry

“While their route of infiltration is still being investigated, in a shift from their strategy, the militants wore police uniforms to dodge check posts on the national highway,” sources said.

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