Pathankot attack: NIA probe points out to presence of four fidayeens

New Delhi: The uncertainty over the number terrorist involved in the Pathankot attack seems to be clearing away as the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is probing the incident, has gathered evidence that suggesting the presence of only four fidayeens in the airbase.

According to a report in the Times of India, “The version that steel almirahs and cots were stacked up against the door to block the entrance is punctured by the fact that the almirahs were firmly fixed to the wall and could not have been moved.”

The report further claimed that the two ‘additional terrorists were not carrying AK-47s and confronted the commandos with just a pistol’.

“The non-recovery of the pistol or even its mangled metal remains has baffled the investigators,” the English daily wrote.

Furthermore, the food wrappers recovered from the place where the terrorists hid after infiltration, are unlikely to be sufficient for six men.

Meanwhile, the forensics experts are yet to give their report certifying that the charred remains recovered from the site of the encounter belong to the two additional terrorists that are suspected of being involved in the attack.

News24 Bureau