Intelligence agencies warn of possible terror attack in Kashmir on 17th day of Ramzan: Intelligence agencies have warned of a possible terror attack in the Kashmir Valley on May 23 when the counting of votes for the Lok Sabha polls will take place, due to which the entire Kashmir Valley has been put on a three-day alert.
The alert has been sounded as in the past militants have chosen the 17th day of Ramzan, which is also the day of the battle of Badr or Jang e Badr. Battle of Badr was the war fought by Prophet Mohammad against his opponents. In the past as well, militants have picked this day to attack security installations in the Valley.
As per a senior official said though there is no specific input that any particular security installation could be targeted, a general alert is sounded. The official said, “It could be a general alert keeping in view the previous experiences.”
Earlier, UN-designated terrorist Masood Azhar’s Jaish-e-Mohammad was reportedly planning an attack on security forces in Pulwama once again after it took responsibility for the attack on the CRPF convoy in which over 40 jawans were killed.
In response to the Pulwama attack, on February 26 IAF struck a training camp of the Pakistan-based JeM in Balakot across the LoC. There have been many reports warning of possible terror attacks in the valley following the air strikes.