'ISIS child suicide bombers may target PM Modi on Republic Day'
The intelligence agencies has issued a warning that ISIS may use teen suicide bombers to carry out an attack on PM Modi.
New Delhi: The intelligence agencies has issued a warning that militant group Islamic State is planning to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Republic Day and they may use suicide bombers aged between 12 and 15 to carry out the fidayeen attack.
The intelligence agencies has issued an alert that children aged from 12-15, specialized in the use of weapons and explosives, might have sneaked into the country from cross-border. NCR police and intelligence units have stepped up vigilance after inputs of possible terror attack in the country, a Times of India report said.
Last year on Independence Day, PM Modi had got down from his car and broke away from his security cover to meet a group of school children, who had assembled at the Red Fort. This year, the ISIS might try to carry out an attack on PM taking advantage of child suicide squad, dressed in school uniforms.
After inputs provided by intelligence agencies, PM Modi has been urged to not break his SPG security on Republic Day this time. Special cell has also been alerted to continue the search operation and keep a close watch on possible suspects.
Islamic State recently launched a video that showed teens being trained to use machine guns and rocket launchers, which are mostly used to carry out deadly attacks.