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Uri terror attacks: Geography and terrain provide terrorists with many routes to attack India

The terrorist attacks at the LoC, near Uri on Sunday could have been a result of the infiltration through the routes terrorists have used in the past.

By: | Published: September 19, 2016 10:26 AM
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The terrorist attacks at the LoC, near Uri on Sunday could have been a result of the infiltration through the routes terrorists have used in the past. According to reports from IE, terrorists had used similar routes while carrying out an attack at the Army camp at Mohura, Uri in December 2014. The attack had resulted in the deaths of 8 army men, 3 policemen, while 6 terrorists had also been gunned down. The targeted administrative complex and stores lie ahead of the 12 Infantry Brigade headquarters’main complex. The main complex of the 12 Infantry Brigade headquarters lies nearly 80 metres from the brigade commander’s office. It is also just 1 km away from the nearest civilian settlement. the army settlement had a 3-tier security cover from the Army, the BSF,and the police.

According to IE reports, the terrorists might have sneaked through the Loc a night before the attacks were carried out. Officials said that since the camp remains heavily guarded, terrorists couldn’t have sneaked in through the main town of Hajipeer or they would have been intercepted. Officials further added that the terrorists could have used the Uri-Kaman post used by the ‘Caravan-e-Aman'(Peace Bus), which is only 14 km away from the attack site.

Another possible route that is being suspected is through the village of Sukhdar, lying 4 km south of the attack. The Sukhdar village is the shortest route to the site of the attack. Though it is a heavily fortified route, officials believe that the terrorists might have risked it. Another possibility that comes to the mind is that of the river Jhelum as the terrorists could have come from the south-west and crossed the river to travel via Salamabad. Though, it is considered high;y unlikely as the quite a few BSF and Army camps are located on the way.

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