High alert across Kashmir Valley ahead of Independence Day; forces have issued a fresh advisory asking soldiers hailing from volatile and militancy-infested areas of south Kashmir to maintain vigil
The security forces have been asked to remain on a high alert after Security agencies suggest that terrorists are planning a major attack ahead of Independence Day in Kashmir valley.
Kashmir has seen a spurt in terrorists’ attacks in past one year. Due to the continued pressure from security forces, terrorists are now indulging in attacks on security personnel and at crowded places for the revival of the diminishing militancy in the valley.
Sources in agencies told MyNation that the terrorists could be planning large-scale strikes, especially in south Kashmir. Pakistani terrorist Naveed Jatt may carry out an attack in south Kashmir.
Security forces have been asked to remain on high alert. Following the alert, deployment of security personnel has increased. Many barricades and security check posts have been set up at several points in Srinagar and south Kashmir.
Security around major government institutions has been strengthened to thwart terrorist strikes.
“Extraordinary security arrangements have become necessary as terrorists have carried out a number of attacks during recent days,” said a top police official in south Kashmir.
Forces have issued a fresh advisory asking soldiers hailing from volatile and militancy-infested areas of south Kashmir to remain vigilant while being at their homes too. They have been directed to inform their nearest units in case they take a leave, especially in areas like Tral, Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam.
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Last Updated Jul 31, 2018, 12:09 PM IST