Massive manhunt to nab terrorists: 11 Teams deployed in J&K's Reasi, over 20 arrested

A brutal attack happened near Teryath village last Sunday, causing the deaths of nine pilgrims and injuring 41 others. To address this terrible incident, officials have taken over 20 people for questioning, suspecting Pakistani militants in the mountains. Reports claim that Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Abu Hamza was behind the attack, along with four terrorists, and there might be a local person involved too.

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New Delhi: A relentless pursuit for terrorists unfolds in the rugged terrains of Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district after a brutal attack on a bus transporting pilgrims to the revered Mata Vaishno Devi shrine. In response to the heinous act, authorities have apprehended over 20 individuals for interrogation, suspecting the involvement of Pakistani militants entrenched in the mountains. According to reports, Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Abu Hamza in orchestrating the assault, with four terrorists. Reports also suggested the involvement of a local man.

Intensive search operations

A comprehensive search operation is in progress, deploying 11 teams comprising police, Army, and CRPF personnel. These units are strategically stationed across the Ranso-Poni-Treyath region, augmented by a multi-directional cordon to prevent escape routes.

Multiple agencies investigate

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has joined the probe, lending its expertise to scrutinize the attack site and interrogate suspects. A thorough examination of the area and meticulous questioning of detainees are underway to unveil the perpetrators and their network.

Tragic outcome of attack

The barbaric assault, occurring near Teryath village on Sunday, resulted in the tragic demise of nine pilgrims, with 41 sustaining injuries. Gunshots hit the bus, causing it to fall into a deep valley, making the situation even more tragic and distressing.

Advanced tech deployed

Security forces are employing advanced technologies such as drones, sniffer dogs, and aerial surveillance to monitor the rugged landscape effectively. Concurrently, combing operations are intensified across Rajouri and Reasi, aiming to thwart any nefarious activities.

The investigation has uncovered potential evidence implicating a fourth individual who may have facilitated the attack by serving as a lookout. The NIA, in collaboration with the State Investigation Agency (SIA) and forensic experts, is diligently piecing together clues to unravel the full extent of the atrocity.