Pathankot attack similar to Kathua and Samba: NIA team

New Delhi: The NIA team probing the Pathankot air force base terror attack yesterday visited Kathua and Samba districts of Jammu region, where army and police facilities faced terror strikes last year, only to find similarities in the modus operandi of the terrorists.

Soldiers display the bullets and other material recovered from the terrorists. PIC/PTI
Soldiers display the bullets and other material recovered from the terrorists. Pic/PTI

Similarities
NIA sources said a team of the agency yesterday visited army camp in Samba on the Jammu Pathankot highway where two terrorists opened fire on March 21.

The team also visited Kathua where Rajbagh police station was attacked by a group of terrorists on March 20 last year.

They said the agency could spot glaring similarities in the modus operandi of the terrorists, who staged attack on Kathua, Samba and those attacking Pathankot IAF base on January 1 this year.

No reason to distrust Pak: Singh

India has no reason to distrust Pakistan's assurance on taking effective action on inputs given about the perpetrators of the Pathankot terror attack, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said yesterday. "Pakistan government has said it will take effective action. I think we should wait," he said, adding, "There is no reason to distrust them (Pakistan) so early," he said.

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