The forces are on the edge as there has been a presence of terror attacks at the borders and in the capital.
A group of terrorists have entered Jammu and Kashmir and could be planning large-scale attacks, a security official said today.
The official said that the terrorists, who belong to the Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed, have split into groups and, according to the intelligence inputs, could be planning large-scale terror strikes on Saturday – the 17th day of Ramzan and the anniversary of the Battle of Badr (the first battle of Islam, which took place in March 624 AD).
Security forces have been asked to remain on high alert and maintain vigil around sensitive security installations across the state and in Delhi, the official said.
This morning, terrorists attacked a vehicle in which security forces were travelling in south Kashmir’s Pulwama. The forces have recovered three bags believed to be stuffed with improvised explosive devices or IEDs.
Last year too, the terrorists carried out series of attacks in Kashmir on the Badr anniversary. All the attacks then were claimed by the Jaish terror group.
Earlier this week, three soldiers were injured after terrorists triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) blast targetting an Army vehicle (Casspir) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district.
On Sunday, a soldier was killed after terrorists attacked an Army camp at Kakpora in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. In the cross-firing, a civilian was also killed. This was the first major attack on the army in Kashmir after the government announced unilateral ceasefire during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.