India has asked for Interpol's help to identify terrorists involved in Pathankot attack
New Delhi: India has asked Interpol to issue black notices to help identify the six terrorists who were killed after they attacked the air force base in Pathankot on January 2.
The bodies of four of the terrorists killed in an intense three-day operation were found mostly intact. Two other bodies found later during combing operations were badly mutilated.
A black notice helps circulate information about bodies of persons who are unidentified or are believed to have used false identities.
The request for such a notice has to be sent with photographs of the body, fingerprints if possible, details like identifying marks and other evidence found on the body.
Seven security personnel were martyred after the six terrorists crossed the border and launched a massive assault on the strategic base.
India says the Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed orchestrated the attack.
The terrorists were carrying AK-47 rifles, modified Under Grenade Barrel Launchers, pistols, Swiss and commando knives, 40-50 kg of bullets besides three-four dozens of magazine and mortars. A team of investigators today found an AK-47 rifle magazine, a mobile phone and a pair of binoculars while searching the base.
Some reports say the terrorists entered the base several hours before the attack and hid in the grass while talking to their handlers in Pakistan.