The Jammu and Kashmir agencies have been put on a high alert after Pakistan reportedly shared Intel inputs of a possible terror attack on India in Awantipora in the Pulwama district. The Intel warning was shared by the neighboring country just before the SCO summit in Bishkek. These warnings have also been shared with the United States.
Intel Inputs Warn Against Possible Terror Attack
According to the Intel inputs, militants are planning a terror attack in Awantipora town of Pulwama using an improvised explosive device (IED) which will be mounted on a vehicle. After the warning, the state police have increased their vigil on the highway of the area in particular. The sources have said that the nature of information about the attack in Pulwama district is generic and does not offer any specifications.
The top sources said that Pakistan has just informed the probability of these terror attacks to avoid any sort of retaliation or blame by India or the possibility of international pressure against the terror attack.
Terror Attacks Planned To Avenge Killing Of Zakir Musa
The reports state that the attack is being planned to avenge the death of Zakir Musa who was killed in an encounter with the security forces in Tral on May 24 this year. Musa was close to Burhan Wani, the commander of Al Qaeda linked to Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind. According to an official, Pakistan has shared this information with the Indian High Commission placed in Islamabad and also shared the same inputs with the United States.
The alert coming months after 40 CRPF personnel were killed in a terror attack on February 14 has a lot of significance and if the information comes up to be true can be an indication that Pakistan is now bolting under the international and Indian pressure post the surgical airstrike in Balakot.