Three of the four terrorists, who attacked the army camp in Uri town that left 18 soldiers dead, were clean-shaven and wore close cropped hair to help their disguise as Army personnel.
According to the TOI report, the terrorists were in their early 20s.
“They came in army uniforms, their hair was cut short like army officers’ and none of them was sporting a beard. They did not look like a suicide squad…,’’ the official said.
Twenty-six wrappers of high protein chocolate bars, six Red Bull cans, three empty packets of ORS and other medicines with ‘Made in Pakistan’ stamp were recovered from the terror site.
The jawans of the Dogra Regiment were sleeping in a tent which caught fire due to the explosion. The fire also engulfed the nearby barracks.
Defence sources said that this is one of the deadliest attacks on the Army in recent years.
In January, seven military personnel were killed when six terrorists attacked the Pathankot air base.
The attack comes two years after militants had carried out a similar type of attack at Mohra in the same area. Ten security personnel were killed in the attack that took place on December 5, 2014.