Pathankot Terrorists are From Pakistan: NIA


New Delhi: The NIA on Tuesday said that there is ‘little doubt’ hat the Pathankot attackers were from Pakistan and it will be seeking the voice sample of a slain terrorist’s mother who spoke to him hpurs before the attack.

NIA Chief Sharad Kumar said that Pakistan’s help will be sought in solving the attack which left seven jawans martyred and six terrorists killed.

Kumar, who will be flying on Wednesday to the IAF base at Pathankot for an on-the-spot assessment, said the NIA will be seeking voice sample of the woman whose son was part of the terror group. The gunman is reported to have told his mother that he is going on a suicide mission and that he will be a martyr.

Asked about the nationality of the terrorists involved in Pathankot attack, Kumar said there is “little doubt” that the attackers were from Pakistan, adding “whatever evidence that is available in front of us till now is based on intercepted telephone calls between the terrorists and their handlers and family members across the border”.

He, however, refrained from naming the terror group responsible for the attack, saying “Let us work first. We will be able to establish everything once we have some evidence to support our claims. The case has to be proved before the court of law and therefore I will refrain from making statements on speculation.”

The terrorists were believed to owe allegiance to Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed(JeM).