6 FIDAYEEN BEHIND PATHANKOT ATTACK: NSG CHIEF

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NEW DELHI (TIP): National Security Guard (NSG) chief RC Tayal said there were six fidayeen behind the Pathankot attack as two terrorists, armed with weapons and explosives, could be heard conversing through a wall radar placed outside the airmen’s barrack, after four others had been neutralised.

“According to us, there were four plus two (terrorists). But it is for NIA to investigate and come up with factual details,” the NSG director general told reporters here on the sidelines of an international seminar on the menace of improvised explosive devices.

The NSG chief’s claim comes amid confusion over the number of terrorists who struck at Pathankot airbase last month. Only four bodies and four AK-47s were recovered by the agencies. Though exchange of fire resumed a day later and several explosions were heard, no additional bodies or weapons were recovered after the operation was called off. This led to speculation that the bodies and arms may have “melted up” when the terrorists’ hideout was blown up by the forces.

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