National Security Guard (NSG) officials on Saturday morning visited the site of the terror attack in the Bhatta Durian area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district where five Army soldiers were killed and another was seriously injuredon Thursday in an ambush by terrorists.
Sources said that the visiting officials are from NSG’s National Bomb Data Centre (NBDC). Created in 1988, the NBDC monitors, records and analyses all bombing incidents in the country, as well as those deemed important globally, especially those related to improvised explosive devices (IEDs), so as to find patterns.
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NIA and Intelligence Bureau teams, along with the J&K Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh, Jammu Additional DGP Mukesh Singh and senior security force officials had visited the spot on Friday. The DGP and ADGP later held a meeting with senior Army and police officers to review the situation emerging out of the terrorist activities in Poonch and Rajouri districts, where two terror attacks have taken place this year.
While five Army soldiers were killed and another injured in aterrorist ambush near Bhatta Durianon the Bhimber Gali-Surankote road in Poonch district on April 20, seven civilians were killed and 14 others injured in a terror attack at Upper Dangri in the adjoining Rajouri district on January 1-2.
A massive search and cordon operation has been launched in the Bhatta Durian forests with Rashtriya Rifles using drones and sniffer dogs to track down the terrorists. The police have so far detained 11 people for questioning.Also ReadNarendra Modi Independence Day Speech Live Updates: India now identified ...Govt SOP for Judges: Do not name officials for court panelsShivaji statue vandalised in Goa, police initiate inquiry‘Will return to Red Fort next year’: In Independence Day speech, PM Modi ...
Meanwhile, the movement of vehicular traffic on the Bhimber Gali-Surankote stretch of the Rajouri-Poonch National Highway remained suspended for the third day on Saturday. All the vehicles moving to Poonch were being asked to proceed via Mendhar.