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US report confirms Pakistan's role in Pathankot attack

US handed over evidence, comprising 1,000 pages of chats between Jaish-e-Muhammed handler and attackers

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Publish Date: Jul 30 2016 11:15AM | Updated Date: Jul 31 2016 4:30PM

US report confirms Pakistan's role in Pathankot attack

A file photo of IAF base, Pathankot



United States handed over the copy of evidences which comprises over 1000 pages of chat between handler Kashif Jaan and the four fidayeen who attacked the IAF base at Pathankot and eventually killed by the defence force.


The conversations, between Lashkar bosses, make it clear that the terror strike on Pathankot was micro-managed from Pakistan.


The four fidayeen of JeM, identified as Nasir Hussain from Punjab, Abu Bakar from Gujranwala and Umar Farooq and Abdul Qayum from Sindh, were in regular touch with their handlers in Pakistan during the 80-hour attack.


Sources told that the documents also include Kashif Jaan's conversations with other Pakistan-based JeM office-bearers apart from other exchanges. NIA officials are analysing the documents.


The investigations reveal that apart from chats on WhatsApp and other platforms, Jaan was using a Facebook account connected to the same mobile number which the attackers called from Pathankot after abducting Punjab police SP Salwinder Singh.