Report confirms six terrorists were involved in Pathankot attack

Putting to rest the controversy over the number of terrorists who attacked the Pathankot airbase, a forensic examination has concluded that remains of two more terrorists were found from the debris, thus confirming that six terrorists were involved in the assault.

PTI| Updated: Mar 15, 2016, 19:06 PM IST
Report confirms six terrorists were involved in Pathankot attack

New Delhi: Putting to rest the controversy over the number of terrorists who attacked the Pathankot airbase, a forensic examination has concluded that remains of two more terrorists were found from the debris, thus confirming that six terrorists were involved in the assault.

Top government sources said a detailed forensic examination was concluded on the remains collected by the National Investigation Agency from two different locations of the strategic airbase.

The forensic test has come to the conclusion that traces of two human beings were found in the remains collected from Pathankot airbase, the sources said.

Bodies of four terrorists were recovered immediately after the anti-terror operation was over in the airbase.

There have been varying reports over the number of terrorists, suspected to be belong to Pakistan-based group Jaish-e-Mohammud, attacking the Pathankot airbase on January 2.

 

While NSG, which had carried out the operation against the terrorists, has said there were six terrorists, NIA, which is probing the case, maintained that they found the bodies of four terrorists and no conclusive evidence was found about any more terrorist's involvement in the attack.

 

Home Minister Rajnath Singh had said that charred remains, apart from four bodies of terrorists, were found at the debris after security forces searched the spot when the operation ended.

"Charred remains were found and sent for forensic examination. We are awaiting for reports," the Home Minister had said on March 4.