Srinagar, March 11: Search operations has been intensified by the security forces in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district since last evening after the divisional commander of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), Abu Dujana, and his associates fled from cordon in the same area.
The security forces has received inputs that these terrorists are planning a major fidayeen attack in Kashmir along the National Highway.
Search operations have been conducted by 55-Rashtriya Rifles of Army, 182 Battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police in the villages Koil, Prichoo and Wagun villages of Pulwama district.
Sources said that the security forces came to know about the planning on intercepting a phone call which indicated that plans are being made of a fidayeen attack by the LeT militants based in South Kashmir along the National Highway. A recce of an Army camp near Jawahar Tunnel, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) 24th battalion at Jawahar Tunnel and one more security installation in South Kashmir along the highway has already been conducted by the militants.
Speculations are also being made that these militants belong to the group that carried out the deadly attack in Entrepreneur Development Institute (EDI) Building at Pampore in South Kashmir on the National Highway last month.
To counter the LeT strike, check points have been established at various places along the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway and other roads by Police and Army to keep a check the movement of the fidayeen. Searching of vehicles, particularly trucks has also been intensified.
Sources have claimed that the terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba has selected Abu Dujana as their top commander in South Kashmir after the previous commander Abu Qasim was killed by security forces last year. Abu Dujana has established LeT network in South Kashmir and received around a dozen foreign militants, who were planning strikes.