Jaish-e-Mohammed suicide squad may attack Air Force bases, target PM Modi, NSA Ajit Doval: Reports
A special squad of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists are planning to carry out suicide attacks on Air Force bases in and around Jammu and Kashmir, according to top government sources. Jaish is also readying the squad to target PM Narendra Modi and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval as retaliation to the government's move to revoke provisions of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, said another report in Times of India. According to the TOI report, Indian agencies have got an input in this regard from a foreign intelligene agency.
Intelligence agencies have issued warning against a module of 8 to 10 terrorists which will possibly try to carry out a suicide attack against Air Force bases in and around Jammu and Kashmir, according to top government sources.
The Indian Air Force bases in Srinagar, Awantipora, Jammu, Pathankot, Hindon have been put on high alert at orange level, reported ANI quoting these sources. It also said that senior officers are reviewing security arrangements round the clock to tackle the threat.
The sources said that the alert has emanated after agencies monitored movements of Jaish terrorists.
The TOI report, quoting an intelligence officer, said that the input comes via an intercepted communication between Pakistan-based JeM operative Shamsher Wani and his handler in the form of a handwritten note. An alert has been issued to police in 30 “vulnerable” cities including Jammu, Amritsar, Pathankot, Jaipur, Gandhinagar, Kanpur and Lucknow.
The report added that Pakistan’s ISI, is helping Jaish in planning and executing this attack.