JeM, LeT synchronised recent attacks in J&K; over 300 terrorists ready to enter India, warns Army

Lt Gen Devraj Anbu has said that the Pakistan Army had played a key role in planning terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Feb 15, 2018, 11:16 AM IST
JeM, LeT synchronised recent attacks in J&K; over 300 terrorists ready to enter India, warns Army

Jammu: Amid reports indicating that the recent attacks at an Army camp at Sunjuwan in Jammu and a CRPF camp at Karan Nagar in Srinagar were synchronised by Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Toiba, the Army has warned that more than 300 terrorists are waiting to infiltrate into India from across the Line of Control (LoC).

The warning comes after the investigation suggested that the JeM and LeT synchronised the two attacks to hit security forces simultaneously in the two regions.

''The Jammu mission was assigned to Jaish, while the LeT was chosen to execute the Srinagar strike,'' a senior official of the J&K Police was quoted as saying by media reports.

The near-simultaneous strikes in Jammu and Kashmir regions were executed to possibly divide the attention of the security agencies and counter-forces,” he added. All the five terrorists involved in the two strikes - 3 in Jammu and 2 in Srinagar - were Pakistani nationals.

Meanwhile, Lt Gen Devraj Anbu has issued a fresh warning, saying more than 300 militants are waiting across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan to infiltrate into India.

Devraj Anbu added that the Pakistan Army had played a key role in planning terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir.

Addressing a press briefing at the Udhampur headquarters of the Army's Northern Command, Anbu said, ''(A total of) 185-220 terrorists in the south and 190-225 terrorists in the north of Peer Panjal are ... ready for infiltration."

The officer said the Pakistan Army had a direct role in planning terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, which is divided between India and Pakistan.

Asked about possible Indian retaliation against the terror attack on the Sunjuwan Army camp in the state, he said, "Operating along the LoC is quite complex and challenging. I do not feel that we really need to do tit for tat."

"We plan our strategy and we will continue with this," he said.

Speaking on ceasefire violations by Pakistan, he said 192 Pakistani soldiers were killed in Indian retaliation.

"They admitted only six or seven deaths in two incidents, but our sources said that number is big," he said.

(With Agency inputs)