Thursday Dec 01, 2016
Attackers of the Nagrota Base Attack left behind posters claiming their attack was “another episode to seek revenge for Afzal Guru”, Indian media reported.
Even though investigation into the Nargota Base Attack is still underway Indian media has been quick to point fingers at Pakistan. Investigation agencies have not confirmed these reports.
On Tuesday attackers targeted an Indian army base near the Pakistan border, killing seven soldiers including two officers, police said.
According to details, the Indian Army Corps headquarter at Nagrota was attacked by grenades thrown by the attackers. Indian media claimed that the attackers were killed during an operation after the attack.
Indian media also claimed that 16 hostages were also rescued by the security forces.
Immediately after the attack, the administration ordered schools to be closed in the area. The Indian Army had sealed the area after receiving information of the presence of suicide bombers.
India and Pakistan have exchanged fire across the Line of Control over the past couple of months, ever since tensions escalated between the two nuclear-armed nations after the Uri attack, in which 19 Indian soldiers were killed.