India acts on Pakistani NSA’s information and killed 3 Terrorists
New Delhi: India acts on Pakistan-based NSA’s clue and killed 3 terrorists. The target of the terrorist was the Somnath Temple in Gujarat according to the sources and search operation is going on for 7 other terrorists.
The alert came from Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Naseer Khan Janjua, India has ‘baffled’ three of the 10 terrorists who were suspected to have crossed the border to carry out an attack in Gujarat during Maha Shivratri, said a top Home Ministry official.
Disclosing that the target of the three terrorists, who were killed in “a western state” on Friday, was the Somnath Temple in Saurashtra on the west coast, the official said that no further information could be shared as operations were ongoing to track the other seven.
According to the sources, the terrorists who are suspected to have penetrated through the sea route could belong to the Lashkar-e-Taiba or the Jaish-e-Mohammed, and could include men from a third country in the neighbourhood.
According to the trusted sources, Pakistani NSA Janjua had warned his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval on March 5 of a possible 26/11-style fidayeen assault on religious sites and processions in Gujarat the Maha Shivratri festival celebrations.
The warning led authorities to order a massive movement of state police rush four National Security Guard teams to Gujarat and sound a multi-city alert.
Terror alert based on phone alert, Pak NSA’s inputs the Centre to issue an advisory to Gujarat and other states to tight up security in sensitive places such as places of worship and vital installations.
The fears are going on since last five months of an attack in Western Coast especially in Gujarat of an attack with the discovery of five deserted fishing boats in Harami Nullah, a channel along the India-Pakistan border. The fifth boat was discovered by the Border Security Force (BSF) just last month. BSF officials, however, believe that the boat might be used likely by traffickers.