Samba attack: Armoured unit used 5 tanks, CO tried to run over terrorist

Samba attackFour soldiers were killed in the attack. Express file

The inquiry will also deal with how a general warning could not be issued about the attackers despite the fact that the first strike by them occurred one-and-a-half hours before they entered the Army camp, at the Hiranagar police station.

Preliminary reports suggest that an SoS call was generated up the police chain of command and the Jammu-based 16 Corps was alerted. However, the gravity of the attack perhaps was not conveyed, nor details of the attack passed on in full. What happened after the message was relayed to the Army will be a matter of investigation for the court of inquiry.

The Samba cavalry unit is not part of the 16 Corps, whose headquarters is geographically closer, but comes under the Yol-based 9 Corps. Also, the 9 Corps is under the Western Command while the 16 Corps is under the Northern Command.

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