New Delhi: Security at the Attari border and Amritsar airport have been beefed up amid the possibility of infiltration of Pakistan based terrorists in the region. According to intelligence reports, information about the presence of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists in Amritsar, Gurdaspur areas has been received.
Heavy security forces have been deployed in the areas. Thousands of people come at Attari border to see Beating the Retreat ceremony and the number rises especially during the weekends. It is to be noted here that in 2014, 60 people were killed and over 110 injured when a teenaged suicide bomber blew himself near the Wagah border in Pakistan.
An 18-year-old suspected suicide bomber blew up his explosive jacket around 5.50 p.m. in a crowd. The blast took place outside a restaurant near the first gate of the venue where the ceremony was held. The responsibility was claimed separately by the Jundullah and Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan-affiliated Jamaat-ul-Ahrar outfits. The Jundallah outfit is based in Pakistan’s tribal region along the Afghan border and is believed to be responsible for a number of terrorist attacks in the country. The group was involved in the Sep 22, 2013 twin suicide bombing at a church in Peshawar that left 127 people dead and over 250 others injured.
Talking more about security, the official said that security has also been beefed up at Amritsar airport. “Close watch is being kept on the people coming and going out at the airport,” he added.
In July, an intelligence agency has warned that Pakistan based terror groups — Lashkar-a-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) are planning to launch the Pathankot style attack on India.
Reports had suggested that terrorists will target Indian Naval Base and for this, they are being given underwater attack training and deep sea techniques to attack Navy.