New Delhi: The intelligence agencies have learned that 20 militants mostly affiliated to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) are looking to carry out terror attacks ahead of annual Amarnath Yatra, on the pilgrimage. Issuing a specific alert, the intelligence agencies have informed that the terrorists have sneaked into the valley in two groups from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK). If sources are to be believed, the LeT terrorists could attack Kangan area.
Following the intelligence report, the security forces have been asked to remain on a high alert and maintain vigil around sensitive security installations across the state.
Last year, around 10 devotees including six women from Gujarat and Mahasrashtra lost their lives after Lashkar militants had unleashed a terror attack on a bus carrying Amarnth pilgrims. The bus bearing the registration number GJ09Z 9976 was attacked around 8.20 pm near Khanabal when it was on its way to from Srinagar-Jammu.
In 2001 as well, the Amarnath yatra was targeted when terrorists had struck in the Sheshnag area close to the holy cave of Amarnath, killing 13 people. Prior to that, terrorists had attack Amarnath pilgrims on August 1, 2000 in Pahalgam area, killing 30 people, who also included porters.
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