A high alert in Jammu as soon intelligence agencies says that Pakistan-backed terror organisations Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Taiba planning to carry out attacks on Jammu temples to spark communal tensions.
It is expected that terror organisations may attempt to target temples in Jammu on August 5 (the second anniversary of abrogation of Article 370) and Independence Day on August 15.
After dropping three recent incidents of IEDs by drones, Pakistan-backed terror organisations may plan to plant explosives at crowded places near temples in Jammu, say security officials.
Officials said that the Indian soldiers have foiled the last three attempts of terror. They used drones to ferry IEDs so that the receiver can plant them and carry out attacks.
In February 2021, a 7-kg improvised explosive device (IED) was found near the busy bus stand area in old Jammu city. In connection to this case, two persons were taken into custody.
The second incident was held on June 27 just a day before a drone dropped explosives in the Jammu Air Force station technical area. The terrorist, identified as Nadeem Rather of TRF and arrested with a 5-kg IED.
The third incident took place just a week ago on July 23rd. A drone flew in from Pakistan in the Akhnoor area of the Jammu district. The drone shot down immediately by our soldiers.
As per the security agency’s sources, all these incidents were part of attempts by terror groups to create communal tensions in J&K by targeting the city of temples.