2016 Nagrota attack: NIA arrests third Kashmiri in Srinagar

Srinagar

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday claimed that it arrested a third accused in connection with an attack at the Nagrota Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir in November 2016 in which seven soldiers were killed, reports claimed.

Ashiq Baba of Alochibagh locality in Srinagar was arrested by the NIA in a joint operation with Jammu and Kashmir Police, news gatherer IANS reported.

Earlier, the NIA had arrested Tariq Ahmad Dar, a Pulwama-based timber dealer and a resident of Chillipura in Shopian district, and Syed Muneer-Ul-Hasan-Qadri in the case, the report said.

Their questioning revealed that the Nagrota attack was carried out by the JeM, an official said.

Three foreign militants were killed in the operation following November 29, 2016, attack on an Army artillery unit in Nagrota, and a huge quantity of firearms, ammunition, explosives and other articles were seized from them, reported IANS.

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