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250 militants waiting to enter valley

After the terrorist attack on CRPF personnel in Srinagar, red flag has gone up among the security forces with around 250 Pakistan terrorists, mainly affiliated to Lashkar-e-Taiba, waiting to cross the LoC.

delhi Updated: May 31, 2012 00:56 IST
Shishir Gupta

After the terrorist attack on CRPF personnel in Srinagar, red flag has gone up among the security forces with around 250 Pakistan terrorists, mainly affiliated to Lashkar-e-Taiba, waiting to cross the LoC.


Government sources said it is too early to know whether the Rainawari attack was linked to fresh infiltration, but there are confirmed reports of terrorists waiting to cross the LoC along Kupwara and Poonch sectors.

"The terrorist strength on the launch pads has been growing since February but we were expecting infiltration in the first week of June after weather cleared up," said an official.

Cross-border infiltration was discussed among Northern Command Army brass, para-military forces, government and intelligence during a core meeting in Srinagar on Monday. Ten Army brigades have been alerted to ensure that the infiltrating terrorists are neutralised.

The Rainawari attack is seen as muscle-flexing by terrorists to bring the fear back in the tourists thronging the Valley.

The downside of the attack is that CM Omar Abdullah’s plan to lift Armed Forces Special Powers Act from seven districts, including Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal will hit a securit road block.