J&K on high alert after Pakistan’s input on possible Militant attack in Pulwama
Jammu and Kashmir has been put on high alert after Pakistan reportedly shared with India Intel inputs on a possible Militant attack in Awantipora, Pulwama district. The Intel warnings have also been shared with the United States. Following the Intel waning, all the security agencies in Jammu and Kashmir have been put on a high alert.
The input warns against a possible attack by the militants using an improvised explosive device (IED) mounted on a vehicle in Awantipora town of Pulwama, J&K.
According to the reports, the attack in Pulwama district has been planned to avenge the killing of Zakir Musa. Zakir Musa was killed in an encounter with security forces in Tral in Pulwama on May 24. Zakir Musa, a close associate of Burhan Wani, was the commander of al Qaeda linked Ansar Ghazwat-ul Hind.
“The attack, the Pakistanis say, is being ostensibly planned to avenge the killing of Zakir Musa,” one of the officials told The Indian Express.
About the possible attack in Pulwama, the official said that Pakistan shared the input with the Indian High Commission in Islamabad. The same input was shared with the United States, which also informed India.
The alert came months after the February 14 terror attack in which 40 personnel were killed after an explosives-laden SUV rammed into a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Pulwama.
Recently, five CRPF troopers and one militant were killed a gunfight with masked militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district.(Reports India Today)