Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed planned 3 car blasts in Jammu and Kashmir: Intel
The security forces were alerted that a group of JeM terrorists is likely to carry out "Vehicle-based IED attack on security force installations at Nowgam, Srinagar and Kulgam".
New Delhi: A major terrorist attack was averted when the alert security forces foiled a car blast in Pulwama on May 28. However, now it has been revealed that Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed planned three vehicle-borne bomb blasts in the Kashmir Valley.
According to the news agency IANS, the intel agencies have informed the security forces about JeM's planning of carrying out three car blasts in the Kashmir Valley. The agencies also said that the failed car bomb blast in Pulwama on May 28 was one attack out of the three planned by the terror group.
Security forces were alerted that a group of JeM terrorists is likely to carry out "Vehicle-based IED attack on security force installations at Nowgam, Srinagar and Kulgam".
The agencies further alerted security establishments that a group of unidentified terrorists is planning to kidnap Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel in Shopian.
On Wednesday, as many as three terrorists affiliated to Jaish-e-Mohammed, including an IED expert were gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Kangan area of Pulwama district.
"Out of the three terrorists of Jaish-e-Mohammed which were neutralised today, one has been identified as Abdul Rehman alias Fauji Bhai, an IED expert. He belongs to Multan, Pakistan and was active in South Kashmir since 2017. Other two are being identified, said Vijay Kumar, IGP Kashmir.
Failed Pulwama car blast
The security forces averted a major vehicle-borne IED attack by terrorists in the Pulwama district after it was learned that the terrorists had planned it on the lines of the Pulwama attack of February 2019, in which 40 CRPF personnel were martyred.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police had said in a tweet: "A major incident of a vehicle-borne IED blast is averted by the timely input and action by Pulwama Police, CRPF and the Army."
The Pulwama police had received credible information about a terrorist moving with an explosive-laden car ready to blast at some location. After which, various parties of police and security forces covered all possible routes keeping themselves away from the road at safer locations.