According to fresh intercepts gathered by the Intelligence agencies, Pakistan backed terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad, who carried out the dastardly Pulwama attack, is preparing to strike again. The inputs received from the conversations on February 16 and 17 between JeM leadership in Pakistan and its terrorists in Kashmir have revealed that another fidayeen attack of a much bigger magnitude is being planned by them.
According to sources, an IED attack is being planned in the Chawkibal and Tangdhar route of Simpwarni district of Kashmir in coming two days by the JeM.
One green coloured Scorpio vehicle has been readied by the terrorist organisation to carry out a fidayeen attack, sources told Zee Media.
Moreover, the intelligence agency has also decoded a message on JeM’s social media which talks about a ‘Khelona’ of some kilograms. This message has been interpreted as an explosive (khelona) which weighs 500 kilograms and shall be used for the attack.
According to sources, the message states that there will be more attacks if the security forces did not stop targeting the Kashmiris.
On Wednesday, a top intelligence official revealed that there were various inputs from different quarters confirming that there could be a major attack, either in Jammu or outside Jammu and Kashmir.
As per intel sources, the Times of India had earlier reported that a 21-member JeM squad, including three suicide bombers, had infiltrated into Kashmir in December last year to launch three attacks, which included two outside the valley. JeM chief Masood Azhar’s nephew Mohammad Umair led the squad along with Kamran, the mastermind behind the Pulwama attack, who was neutralised on February 18th by security forces in an encounter in Pulwama.
The intercepts picked up by the agencies also revealed that the JeM are planning to release a video showing the preparations of the Pulwama suicide bombing with the purpose to glorify the 20-year-old suicide bomber, Adil Ahmad, who had rammed the explosive-laden car into the CRPF convoy in Pulwama on February 14. This, according to an analyst, would help Jaish to radicalise vulnerable Kashmiri youths into suicide bombing missions.
Though the police officials believe that the entire conversation between the JeM terrorists which has been intercepted by our agencies is more of a ‘psychological operation’ and has been conducted with an aim to terrorise India, but since it has been intercepted it cannot be ignored, said a senior police officer. “We are on high alert and trying to corroborate the threats through other means too,” he furthered.
Pakistan backed Jaish-e-Mohammad, which had been dormant in the valley for quite some time was instrumental in executing the horrific Pulwama attack which consumed the lives of 44 CRPF soldiers leaving several critically injured. India has been making several attempts ever since to avenge the dastardly attack.