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‘Similarities’ between Dinanagar, Pathankot attacks: NIA


New Delhi : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has found certain similarities between the Dinanagar and Pathankot attacks with further investigation being underway, sources said.

Sources also said the NIA’s examination of Gurdapur Superintendent of Police Salwinder Singh, his cook and shrine caretaker will continue.

The NIA had summoned Somraj, the caretaker of Panj Peer Dargah located a few kilometres from Bamiyal, the village from where the terrorists were suspected to have infiltrated in India before launching the attack.

The NIA was earlier not satisfied with Singh’s response following extensive interrogation.

The central agency had launched investigation immediately after terrorists struck inside the IAF base on the intervening night of January 1 and 2.

The NIA recovered a magazine with seven live bullets from the scene of the encounter at the IAF base. A 10-member NIA team involved in the search operation has also recovered an AK-47 magazine, mobile phone and binoculars

Seven security personnel were martyred in the Pathankot terror attack.

Earlier on July 27, 2015, three gunmen dressed in army uniforms opened fire on a bus and then attacked the Dina Nagar police station in Gurdaspur district of Punjab. (ANI)

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