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J&K: Army orders probe into Samba camp attack

New Delhi: Army has ordered a probe into the attack by terrorists in Samba, Jammu and Kashmir in which four of its personnel including a Lt Col were killed.

A probe has been ordered into Thursday's terror attack and a team will go into the entire incident and find out if any lapses were there on part of the unit, sources said in New Delhi.

The probe will also look at whether all the standard operating procedures were observed by the officers and personnel of the 16 Cavalry unit.

 J&K: Army orders probe into Samba camp attack

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The sources said terrorists had entered the unit from a gate which was close to the officers' mess, and shot down the only sentry Kiran Kumar, who hailed from Thiruvananthpuram, in indiscriminate firing.

Such an attack on army units have happened in the Jammu region after a long time and questions are being raised whether the armoured unit deployed there had taken enough precautions to deal with such an incident.

Both Commanding Officer Col Avin Uthaiya and his deputy Lt Col Bikramjeet Singh were hit in the militant attack. Uthaiya is stable after being treated in the Pathankot Military Hospital while the latter succumbed to his injuries after being hit in the stomach.

PTI

 

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Updated Date: Sep 27, 2013 23:30:30 IST