Big Breakthrough in Nagrota Army Camp Attack: Kashmiri Man from Kupwara Arrested, Details here

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National Investigation Agency (NIA) today claimed to have achieved a breakthrough in Nagrota army camp attack with the arrest of a Kupwara resident.

IG NIA Alok Mittal said that the agency today arrested Syed Muneer-ul-Hassan Qadri, a resident of Hurhama, Lolab, Lalpora in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district during the investigation.

“The Jammu and Kashmir Police has played a key role in the arrest of the accused,” he said.

Seven army men were martyred and three others injured in the attack on Nagrota Army camp on November 29, 2016.

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Three attackers were killed in the operation and a huge quantity of fire arms, ammunition, explosives and other articles were recovered from the slain.

“Preliminary interrogation of the accused revealed that the attack was carried out by the Jaish-e-Mohammad in furtherance of a well planned conspiracy from Pakistan,” said Mittal.

He said the accused revealed that he along with other Kashmir-based JeM operatives were in touch with the JeM leadership in Pakistan.

“He revealed to have received a freshly infiltrated group of three Pakistani militants from the Samba sector a day before the attack,” said Mittal.

“They subsequently stayed at a hotel in Jammu and then left the attackers at Nagrota outside the army camp late at night and proceeded to the Kashmir valley.”

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