Srinagar: The Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) is planning to carry out another terror strike, similar to that of Pulwama attack, in Jammu and Kashmir in next 3-4 days, intelligence sources have reportedly claimed. In the view of the specific inputs, security has been heightened across the state.
As per the intelligence inputs, revealed by Zee News, the Masood Azhar-led JeM has planned to carry out an IED attack in Qazigund and Anantnag of south Kashmir. Further, it is reported that a Tata Sumo SUV is likely to be used in the strike.
The intelligence inputs comes a few hours after a grenade attack was carried out at a bus stop in Jammu. One person, a teenager, was killed in the incident, while at least 32 others were left injured. The suspect in connection with the matter was arrested by the police in the evening. He confessed to the crime and during investigation revealed that the attack was masterminded by District Commander of Hizbul Mujahideen in Kulgam, Farooq Ahmed Bhatt alias Omar.
The Pulwama terror attack was one of the worst witnessed by the Jammu and Kashmir in a decade. Forty Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans were killed in south Kashmir on February 14 after an explosive-laden truck rammed into a bus in the convoy of the security personnel. The JeM had taken the responsibility of the attack in the view of which tensions between India and Pakistan flared up.
In retaliation to Pulwama attack, India launched a counter-terror operation in Balakot on February 26. The next day, Pakistan Air Force retaliated. During the aerial combat, a MiG-21 was downed whose pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was captured by Pakistan. He was handed over to India on March 1.