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Lashkar-e-Taiba Behind Uri And Handwara Attacks, Says NIA

Earlier, it was believed that the attackers were from Pakistan-based group Jaish-e-Mohammed.

19/01/2017 3:36 PM IST | Updated 19/01/2017 3:52 PM IST
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NEW DELHI -- The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday said that Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and not Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) was behind the terror attacks in Uri and Handwara of Jammu and Kashmir.

The investigation agency said the JeM was behind the Nagrota army camp attack in which two officers and five soldiers were killed.

Earlier, it was believed that the four attackers -- who killed 19 soldiers in a pre-dawn attack at the Uri administrative base of 10, Dogra regiment -- were from Pakistan-based group Jaish-e-Mohammed.

On 18 September, last year, 19 soldiers were killed after four militants attacked an army camp in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir.

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