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Kashmir Valley on alert for 17th day of Ramzan, May 23

The alert has been sounded as in the past militants have chosen the 17th day of Ramzan, which is also the day of the battle of Badr or Jang e Badr. In the past, militants have picked this day to attack security installations in the Valley.

india Updated: May 17, 2019 12:06 IST
Mir Ehsan
Mir Ehsan
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
A senior official said though there is no specific input that any particular security installation could be targeted but a general alert is sounded.(PTI FILE/Representative Image)

The entire Kashmir Valley has been put on a three-day alert after Intelligence agencies warned of a possible terror attack on defence installations in the Valley to coincide with the 17th day of Ramzan on May 23.

The alert has been sounded as in the past militants have chosen the 17th day of Ramzan, which is also the day of the battle of Badr or Jang e Badr. In the past, militants have picked this day to attack security installations in the Valley.

Battle of Badr was the war fought by Prophet Mohammad against his opponents.

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A senior official said though there is no specific input that any particular security installation could be targeted but a general alert is sounded. “It could be a general alert keeping in view the previous experiences,” the official said

Earlier last month, reports suggested that Jaish, which claimed responsibility for the deadly attack on jawans in Pulwama killing 40 of them, was planning to attack the security forces again in the same district.

In response to the Pulwama attack, on February 26 IAF struck a training camp of the Pakistan-based JeM in Balakot across the LoC. There have been many reports warning of possible terror attacks in the valley following the air strikes.

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First Published: May 17, 2019 09:48 IST