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MHA may hand over probe into J&K CRPF camp attack to NIA

PTI New Delhi 05 Jun 2017, 22:42:31 IST

The Home Ministry is likely to hand over the probe into today's attack on a CRPF camp in Jammu and Kashmir to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). 

A senior official said since the strike in Bandipora district of J-K was a terror attack, the investigation may be given to the NIA. 

Terrorists belonging to the Lashkar-e-Taiba were suspected to be involved in the incident as the modus operandi of the attack was similar to those adopted by the Pakistan-based terrorist group, the official said. 

Four heavily armed terrorists today tried to storm the CRPF camp in a pre-dawn 'suicide' attack but were killed in retaliatory fire by security forces. 

NIA, which was created post the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, functions as the central counter-terrorism law enforcement agency in the country.