Pulwama terror attack: NSG, NIA teams leave for Jammu and Kashmir to join probe

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New Delhi | Updated: February 15, 2019 10:51:20 AM

Terror attack in Pulwama: Explosive specialists of the Black Cat commando force NSG would also join in the investigation into the attack, official said.

Pulwama terror attack, Terror attack in Pulwama, pulwama news, NIA, national security guard, jammu and kashmirOn Thursday, a home ministry official had said an NIA team with forensic experts was being sent to Srinagar to assist Jammu and Kashmir Police in forensic evaluation of the scene of crime. (ANI)

Terror attack in Pulwama: Experts of anti-terror commando force the National Security Guard (NSG) and investigators of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) left for Jammu and Kashmir on Friday to join the probe into the terror attack in Pulwama in which at least 37 CRPF personnel were killed, officials said. The decision to send the teams was taken in view of the high number of casualties in the worst terror strike in the state since the Uri attack in 2016.

On Thursday, a home ministry official had said an NIA team with forensic experts was being sent to Srinagar to assist Jammu and Kashmir Police in forensic evaluation of the scene of crime. Explosive specialists of the Black Cat commando force NSG would also join in the investigation into the attack, another official had said.

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At least 37 CRPF personnel were killed and five injured in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir when a Jaish suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into their bus in Pulwama district on Thursday. More than 2,500 Central Reserve Police Force personnel, many of them returning from leave to rejoin duty in the Valley, were travelling in the convoy of 78 vehicles when they were ambushed on the Srinagar-Jammu highway at Latoomode in Awantipora in south Kashmir.

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