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Charred remains found in Pathankot debris: Rajnath

The Government today said charred remains, apart from four bodies of terrorists, were found at the debris after security forces searched the spot when the Pathankot airbase operation ended.

Talking to reporters in New Delhi today, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the remains have been sent for forensic examination and reports are awaited. The Home Minister’s remarks came amidst the contradictory reports over number of terrorists involved in attack on Pathankot airbase.

While NSG, which carried out the operation against the terrorists, has said there were six terrorists, the NIA, which has been probing the case has maintained that they found the bodies of four terrorists and yet to come conclusive evidence about any more terrorist was involved in the attack.

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, who was also present at the press meet, said enhanced security will be provided along the Indo-Pak border, which was breached by terrorists from across the border and carried out the recent attack on the Pathankot airbase. He was replying to a question about the security along the Indo-Pak border, particularly in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir.

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