Delhi On High Alert As 12 JeM Terrorists Infiltrate Border Via Kashmir

| June 1 , 2018 , 12:15 IST

Delhi has gone on high alert amidst reports that 12 terrorists of the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant group have infiltrated India's border in Jammu and Kashmir with plans to attack the national capital, a security official said on Friday.

According to the official, the terrorists have split into groups and based on intelligence inputs, can be planning large-scale terror strikes on Saturday, which is the 17th day of Ramzan and the anniversary of the first battle of Islam, the Battle of Badr which took place in 642 AD.

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Security forces have been asked to remain on high alert and maintain vigil around sensitive security installations in the national capital region.

Last year as well, terrorists had carried out a series of attacks in Kashmir on the anniversary of the Battle of Badr, and all the attacks had been claimed by the JeM group.

Despite the Centre asking security forces not to launch operations in the state of Jammu and Kashmir during the month of Ramazan in honour of the Muslim prayer month, terrorist activities have spiked in the last week.

On Friday, terrorists attacked a vehicle carrying security force personnel in south Kashmir's Pulwama. A Bunker vehicle of 183 CRPF battalion had been on its way to Idgah in Pulwama when terrorists fired upon it. No casualties were reported and the area was cordoned off by CRPF and police.