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Nagrota attackers wanted to avenge Afzal Guru’s death

Documents written in Urdu that were recovered from the three attackers at the Nagrota Army camp in Kashmir claimed the incident was “the first instalment in revenge for killing Afzal Guru”
File Pix : Indian army during a anti terror operation in Jammu and Kashmir

The terror attack that killed seven officers in Nagrota this week was allegedly carried out to avenge the hanging of Jaish-e-Mohammed operative Afzal Guru according to documents recovered from the attackers.

Documents written in Urdu that were recovered from the three attackers at the Nagrota Army camp in Kashmir claimed the incident was “the first instalment in revenge for killing Afzal Guru”, reported The Hindu. Besides the papers, grenades and other weapons were also recovered from the militants.

Meanwhile, the Border Security Force (BSF) detected a narrow tunnel in Chamliyal area of Jammu on Wednesday, which it suspects may have been used by Pakistani infiltrators who were killed by the force a day before

“There was no fence breach. We found this morning (Wednesday) a tunnel in a field where farming is done and soil is soft. The tunnel, around 2feetX2 feet, is about 75-80 metres from the international border (IB) and about 35-40 metres from the fence. We don’t know where it originates in Pakistan,” Sharma said.

Sharma added that the tunnel was about 75-80 metres from the International Border and about 35-40 metres from the fence.

“We will take up the matter with our counterparts, the Pakistani Rangers, but they are avoiding us. They are not even taking our protest notes,” said Sharma.

According to reports, the three terrorists who were killed near Chamliyal on 29 November were armed with three AK-47s, 20 magazines, 517 bullets, an 8mm pistol and 20 grenades, along with other items like a GPS set and food items.

The Nagrota attack is considered the second biggest attack on an army cantonment after the Uri strike on September 18 in which 19 Indian soldiers were killed.

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