IB Sets Alarm Bells Ringing in Valley; Cautions about Possible Guerrilla Strikes

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KL Report

SRINAGAR

Reports coming from New Delhi suggest the guerrillas are ready to strike local politicians, jails and military installations in valley in the month of April.

As per the Intelligence Bureau report—termed and quoted as “confidential” by New Delhi-based media, “the infiltration is on the rise at the LoC and at least six terrorist outfits namely the Jaish-e-Mohammed, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hizbul, Tahreek-e -Jehad, Al Badar and unknown Taneem, backed by the Pakistani side are on stand-by mode waiting to launch attacks.”

As per the Intel report accessed by the media outlet, guerrillas are planning multiple and major attacks in various parts of Jammu and Kashmir “to destroy the confidence of the new government”.

The report further states: “One of the most deadly outfits, the Jaish-e-Mohammed plans to target local politicians to snub the recent elections and huge voter turnout.” Amongst those in the hit list, the report says, “is Mohammad Afzal Parrey a Left leader from Kulgam, a CPM contestant who fought from Wachi named Zahoor Ahmad and one Mohammad Abbas from Tarigami.”

It is said that apart from the bigger outfits the relatively lesser known Tahreek-e -Jehad and Al Badar are also planning attacks on the security installations in Rajouri and Poonch. Poonch is said be more vulnerable to infiltration, similar to recent attacks the jail in Poonch could also be a possible terror target, the report maintains.

“There are indications that some terrorists have already succeeded in the infiltration and have vanished into hiding perhaps waiting for right time to act,” the report says. “On the LoC terrorist movements have been traced, these are militants of LeT and JM. Terrorists are eyeing vulnerable spots like Bandipore and Kupwara sector to enter. Three militants of an unknown organisation by the name of Taneem have receded and are working towards launching major attack on Bhadur post in KG sector.”

The report also gives specific names of one Gul Hadik and Mohammad Shaukat belonging to JM camping at Shahbaaz post, waiting to “wreak the havoc” by planting improvised explosive devices on Indian roads.

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