Pathankot: Even as a fresh exchange of fire between two suspected terrorists and security men broke out at the air force base here on Sunday, a media report said that hours before the Pathankot terror attack started, security agencies intercepted a chilling call.
The call, which lasted 70-second call and was made at 1:58 am, as per NDTV.
In the call, made at 1:58 AM, the man could be heard telling his mother that he was on a 'suicide mission'.
When his mother did not respond he reportedly said - "I'm on a suicide mission and Allah will take care of all of us" - the report said quoting sources.
The callers spoke in Punjabi and Multani and the intercepted calls are still being decoded.
The calls were supposedly made to an undisclosed locations in Pakistan.
The other call was of 87-second and in it the purported handlers are heard saying - "Is it under control" with the reply being "yes".
The terrorist was then told to blow up the airforce assets, choopers and planes.
Also, a line was used which has baffled the security agencies is - "Explain it to him. We are concerned".
Meanwhile, a grenade blast claimed the life of an NSG commando today who was trying to defuse a grenade as part of a night-long combing operation at the scene of yesterday's terror attack.
Lt Col Niranjan, a member of the NSG's Bomb Disposal Squad and a Kerala resident, was killed while he was trying to retrieve a live grenade from the body of a dead terrorist at the scene of the terror attack as part of the combing operations that continued through the night.
Four other security men were also injured in the blast. While a Garud commando and three members of the Defence Security Corps (DSC) were killed in the gunbattle yesterday, three DSC men succumbed to injuries in the hospital here during the night.
Four Pakistan-based terrorists had also been killed during yesterdays' gunbattle at the airbase, located barely 35 kms from the Indo-Pak border.
(With PTI inputs)