Bodies of militants killed in Pathankot sent for post mortem

Bodies of militants killed in Pathankot sent for post mortem

By OUR CORRESPONDENT | NEW DELHI | 7 January, 2016
The bodies of four militants who were gunned down in encounter in Pathankot with the security forces during the terror attack on the air base were sent for post mortem examination on Wednesday.
 
All the six militants suspected to be of Jaish E Mohammed were killed in the attack which started in the early hours ofSaturday. While the bodies of four were found to be intact, the remaining two were blown into pieces.
 
The bodies of four terrorists were brought to civil hospital for the post mortem examination, officials said adding that a team of four doctors would conduct the medical examination on them.
 
Officials said that the mop up operation was still continuing to fully sanitise the air force base. “Our work is in progress in the entire area,” Pathankot Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) R. K. Bakshi said.
 
Security officials said that the combing operations will continue at the forward base where seven security personnel and six terrorists were killed.
 
On Friday, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had stated that there “is no suspected terrorist inside right now. (still) I will not give a negative report till the combing operations are over.” He had also stated that the combing operation was for safety purpose as there are live, unexploded bombs besides rest of the ammunition.
 
According to initial investigations, the terrorists were carrying AK-47 rifles, modified Under Grenade Barrel Launcher, pistols, Swiss and commando knives, 40-50 kg of bullets besides three-four dozens of magazine and mortars.
 
 
The NIA has already registered three cases in connection with the terror strike, including the murder of a taxi driver by terrorists, kidnapping of a Superintendent of Police rank officer and attack on the IAF base on the intervening night of 1 January and 2 January. A Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) team was also assisting the 20-member agency team that is camping in Pathankot.

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