Terror outfits have already threatened to boycott polls. Coincidentally the 17th day of Ramzan is on May 23, and even in past militants have chosen the 17th day of Ramzan, which is also the day of the battle of Jang-e-Badr, to attack security installations in the Valley.
New Delhi: Even after three months of Pulwama attack, the Kashmir Valley continues to remain tense. The latest intel warning claims that terrorists are planning Fidayeen attack at an air base, army installation or other important infrastructures in the Valley.
Kashmir has been put under alert, and all suspected activities are being probed. Security agencies are taking no chance as the last phase of polling for Lok Sabha elections is on 19, and the results will be out on 23.
Terror outfits have already threatened to boycott polls. Coincidentally the 17th day of Ramzan is on May 23, and even in past militants have chosen the 17th day of Ramzan, which is also the day of the battle of Badr or Jang e Badr to attack security installations in the Valley.
According to sources, fresh intelligence input warns against terror strikes at Srinagar and Awantipora air bases. Following the warning, security forces have been put on high alert in and around these bases.
The Indian Army has been aggressively carrying out terrorist flush out operations in the Kashmir Valley. On Friday, six terrorists were killed in separate encounters in Pulwama and Shopian.
On Friday, forces recovered explosives in large quantity. They held a man and recovered 25 detonators and 32 explosives (balls of around 100 grams each) from his possession.
The intelligence agency has also warned that the Jaish-e-Mohammed, which was behind deadly Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF men lost their lives, is planning another attack. Post Pulwama attack, security forces have foiled several attack attempts by the terrorists in the Valley.
In response to the Pulwama attack, on February 26 IAF struck a training camp of the Pakistan-based JeM in Balakot across the LoC. There have been many reports warning possible terror attacks in the Valley following the air strikes.
Terrorists in the past have targeted army installations in Uri and Lethpora. A terror attack was also carried out in Pathankot air base.
Last Updated May 17, 2019, 12:05 PM IST