Intelligence agencies have warned of a possible terror attack on defence installations on the 23rd of May the day Lok Sabha election results will be declared. Incidentally, it is also the 17th day of Ramzan. The Kashmir Valley has been put on a 3-day alert.
As tweeted by ANI, Government sources have said that the terrorists are likely to attack Srinagar and Awantipora air bases.
Government Sources: Intelligence input warns against terrorists’ plans to carry out an attack on Srinagar and Awantipora air bases. Security forces on high alert in and around these bases. pic.twitter.com/tQfCSGpmGB
— ANI (@ANI) May 17, 2019
Militants have previously chosen the 17th day of Ramzan, which is also the day of the battle of Badr or Jang e Badr, to attack defence instalments.
Sources: Pak terror group Jaish e Muhammad with ISI support planning an unprecedented attack in Kashmir valley during Ramzan coinciding with the battle of Badr. Alert issued around National Highway, South Kashmir & some key installations of Indian Army, Air Force and J&K Police.
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) May 17, 2019
As per reports, the Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad with ISI support is planning the attack. An alert has been issued around National Highway, South Kashmir & some key installations of Indian Army, Air Force and J&K Police.
May 23, the day general election results will be declared coincides with the 17th day of Ramzan on which day the Battle of Badr was fought in 624 BC. It is considered one of the key battles in the early days of Islam and is considered a turning point in Mohammad’s struggle with the opponents which led to a decisive Muslim victory.