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14/02/2019 9:17 PM IST

Pulwama Blast: 12-Member NIA Team To Visit Attack Site, J&K Police Registers Case

Experts of the anti-terror commando force National Security Guard (NSG) and investigators of the NIA are being sent to join the probe, officials said.

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Security forces near the damaged vehicles at Lethpora on the Jammu-Srinagar highway, on February 14, 2019 in Srinagar.

 A 12-member team of the National Investigation Agency will on Friday visit the site of the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama where at least 40 CRPF personnel were killed, sources told ANI on Thursday.

The Jammu and Kashmir Police said a case has been registered and officers were investigating the circumstances that led to the blast.

Experts of the anti-terror commando force National Security Guard (NSG) and investigators of the NIA are being sent to join the probe, officials said.

The decision was taken in view of the high number of casualties in the worst terror strike in the state since the Uri attack in 2016.

An NIA team with forensic experts is being sent to Srinagar to assist Jammu and Kashmir Police in forensic evaluation of the scene of crime, a home ministry official said.

Explosive specialists of the Black Cat commando force NSG will also join in the investigation into the attack, another official said.

At least 40 CRPF personnel were killed in Pulwama district when a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into their bus.

(With PTI inputs)