Security forces on high alert after 20 terrorists sneak into Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu/New Delhi: Security forces have been put on high alert following reports of large-scale infiltration of terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said today.
According to officials, over 20 terrorists crossed over to this side from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) recently. The terrorists are believed to be affiliated to Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit headed by Maulana Masood Azhar.
Delhi has also been put on high alert.
According to media reports, the terrorists have split into groups and could be planning large-scale strikes.
Rarely, such large-scale infiltration happen in one go
The security grid is apprehending a spike in terrorist attacks in the state, particularly in the Valley, the officials said.
The security forces have been asked to remain on a high alert and maintain vigil around sensitive security installations across the state, they said.
The officials said it is rare for such a large number of terrorists to infiltrate in one go and indicated the desperation of their handlers across the LoC to keep the Kashmir pot boiling.