NIA Team Visits Poonch After Deadly Militant Attack


Poonch, April 21: A day after five soldiers were killed and another injured in a militant attack, a team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) visited the spot here on Friday.

According to the army, its vehicle caught fire while moving from Bhimber Gali to Sangiot in District Poonch after being ambushed by militants amid inclement weather in the area. Five soldiers had died on the spot while one more was injured who was under treatment. Soon after the incident, army and police personnel rushed to the spot. Visuals showed semi-burnt bodies of the soldiers lying on the road beside the burning truck.

Official sources said that a team of NIA investigated at the spot even as a massive cordon-and-search operation continues in the area to track down the “attackers”. They said army has pressed drones and sniffer dogs to trace the attackers. gns

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