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Thursday, July 14, 2016

LeT planning another major attack on highway in next two days

Groups directed to ensure that civilians are not harmed in any strike

Ahmed Ali Fayyaz

SRINAGAR, Jun 26: Lashkar-e-Tayyiba under the command of Abu Dujana, Divisional Commander for South Kashmir, is believed to have ordered another fidayeen attack on security forces on the strategic Srinagar-Jammu highway in the next two days.

Police and security forces are understood to have alerted all the field units, including ROPs, against another major strike by LeT militants in the next two days anywhere from Sempora-Pampore to Qazigund. Eight CRPF men got killed and 21 were injured in the fidayeen attack on a paramilitary convoy at Pampore on Saturday. Five of the critically injured are still under treatment, though one N.P. Chakrarty seems to be losing the battle for his life at 92 Base Hospital.

Highly placed authoritative sources revealed to STATE TIMES that LeT was planning another major fidayeen attack either in Srinagar or anywhere from Sempora to Sangam on the National Highway. Security agencies have learned that in all four fidayeen cadres had been mobilised, two each for two major attacks. While as one was carried out at Pampore on Saturday, another is expected any time on Monday or Tuesday as two more suicide cadres have been kept ready for it.

Sources said that LeT has passed special instructions to the fidayeen field handlers that they should take utmost care of the civilians and ensure that none of them is harmed during a strike. LeT has communicated to its field units that the organisation was satisfied with the attack at Pampore which had caused significant damage to the security forces, unprecedented in the last three years.

Security agencies have learned that a Kashmiri militant, Raheel Amin Dar, has been assigned the responsibility of coordinating the second fidayeen attack on the highway while as another Kashmiri militant, Majid Zargar, was coordinating some attacks in Shopian-Kulgam belt of South Kashmir.


[Published in today’s STATE TIMES]

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