Srinagar, Jun 1: A high alert has been sounded in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday after 12 Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists reportedly entered the Valley from across the Line of Control (LoC). Security forces have been asked to remain high alert as terrorists could be planning large-scale attacks on defence establishments. Security forces in Delhi were asked to remain extra-vigilant towards terror suspects.

According to intelligence inputs, JeM terrorists have split into groups and could carry out major attacks on June 2 –  the 17th day of Ramzan which marks the anniversary of Battle of Badr, the first battle of Islam which took place in March 624 AD. Last year too, JeM terrorists had carried out a series of attacks in the state. In the wake of intelligence inputs, the security has been beefed up in the region. 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. The alert was issued days after the Home Ministry announced that the security personnel would halt operations against terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir during the holy month of Ramzan.

Meanwhile, terrorists attacked a vehicle of security forces today in south Kashmir’s Pulwama. According to reports, unknown miscreants opened fire at a vehicle of the 183 Battalion of CRPF, which was on its way to Idgah. However, no casualties had been reported at the time of filing the report. Three bags containing suspected IED mechanism were also recovered during a search operation after the attack.