The security forces are on high-alert as at least 12 Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM) terrorists have entered into Jammu and Kashmir.
The valley has been put on a high alert following reports of large-scale infiltration of militants from across the Line of Control. The militants are believed to be affiliated to JEM outfit headed by Maulana Masood Azhar.
According to reports, there’s a high possibility of fidayeen attack on security forces and their establishments in Srinagar. The attack is speculated to take place on June 2, which is Jang-e-Badar eve i.e.,17th of Ramzan.
The alert was issued after the intelligence agency confirmed about the infiltration of some terrorists in the region from the across the border. Reports suggest that the terrorists have split into groups.
Hotels and guest houses are being checked for the presence of any suspicious person. Checking and frisking have also been intensified at all entry points of the state.
“It is rare for such a large number of militants to infiltrate in one go and indicated the desperation of their handlers across the LoC to keep the Kashmir pot boiling,” an official told PTI.
Meanwhile, earlier in the day, terrorists lobbed grenades and fired upon a Bunker vehicle of the 183 CRPF battalion while it was on its way to Idgah in Pulwama. No casualty has been reported.
On Thursday, terrorists attacked an Army’s patrolling party in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district. The incident took place around Qaziabad forests situated in Kralgund area of the district.
On Wednesday, terrorists hurled a grenade towards a joint checkpoint of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Police in Pulwama district.
On Monday, terrorists hurled grenades at a camp of 34 Rashtriya Rifles in Kulgam district.
Earlier this month, five Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists including a top commander and a fresh recruit — a university professor — were killed in an encounter in Shopian district.
The Centre on 16 May had asked security forces not to launch operations in Jammu and Kashmir during the holy month of Ramzan unless they are getting attacked.