Pathankot attack: NIA releases photos of 4 terrorists

New Delhi: Even as confusion looms over the number of terrorists involved in the Pathankot attack, National Investigation Agency (NIA), on Monday released the photographs of four terrorists who were killed during the attack on the air base on January 2.

The premier investigation agency sought public help for identification of the four men. It also offered a reward of up to 1 Lakh rupees for 'correct and relevant information'.

NIA in its handout featured the bodies of the four slain terrorists with their built and heights. The handout also said that one of the terrorists did not have a toe in both the feet.

NIA's move comes days before Pakistan's Special Investigation (SIT) team visits India to investigate the incident and ascertain the facts.

Pakistan SIT will be arriving in India on March 27 and would "begin their work" the next day, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said last week.

Meanwhile, there still is some uncertainty regarding the number of terrorists that were killed during the attack. While NIA has argued that only four terrorists were involved in the attack, National Security Guard (NSG) has asserted the presence of six terrorists.

To ascertain the presence of remaining two terrorists, NIA is likely to send the charred remains recovered from the Pathankot airbase for a second forensic examination.

News24 Bureau