English News


NIA likely to spearhead probe into double terror strike in Rajouri

The killings have triggered a wave of revulsion and anger among the people and authorities

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) appears set to visit Upper Dangri village in Jammu & Kashmir where five people including a minor were killed following a double terror strike in Jammu’s Rajouri district. The killings and injuries to several people in the attacks, which began on Sunday have triggered a wave of revulsion and anger among the people and authorities.

ANI reported citing two sources that an NIA team led by a senior official might visit the spot today or tomorrow.

The first attack took place on Sunday evening and the second strike, in which a minor was also killed, happened on Monday when a suspected Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded.

In Sunday’s attack, two armed terrorists barged into three houses about 50 meters apart and started firing indiscriminately. Four civilians were killed and six others were injured in the attack.

ADGP Mukesh Singh has cautioned people about other possible blasts as an IED was spotted around eight kilometers away from Rajouri town, not far from the Line of Control with Pakistan.


Numerous organisations called for a strike to protest against the incident and also to demand swift action on the matter. A massive search operation to nab the two ‘armed’ men behind the terrorist attack has been launched collectively by the Indian Army and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

The office of Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, has declared that the families of those killed will receive ex-gratia of Rs. 10 lakhs and a government job. Those seriously injured would get one lakh.

Also Read: J&K leaders condemn Rajouri terrorist attack