ISI planning ‘major terror attack’ in J&K and Punjab: Intelligence
The Intelligence Bureau has warned that Pakistan’s notorious spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence ‘was planning a major terror strike in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab’ and that four terrorists have already infiltrated into the country via Punjab border.
The input warns that the planned ISI attack may take place within the next 15 days in Kathua near Jammu and Gurdaspur and Pathankot in Punjab.
“The ISI is planning a major terrorist attack in Kathua, Gurdaspur and Pathankot. In this regard, four terrorists have already infiltrated into Punjab through Bamtal sector a few days ago,” the undated IB note shared with governments in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab earlier this week reads
The IB said that the terrorists were now waiting for arms and ammunition to be supplied from Pakistan and a drug-peddler was being used as a courier.
"They (the terrorists) are waiting for the supply of arms and ammunition to be provided by the ISI. The ISI has also hired a drug courier to hand over the consignment of arms and ammunition to these terrorists within next 15 days," the IB note added.
The agency has asked governments and security agencies to take ‘necessary preventive and precautionary measures as deemed fit’.
Pathankot had earlier been the centre of a major terror strike by four Pakistani terrorists who crossed over from Pakistan and launched a nearly three-day bomb and gun attack on an IAF base in the border town.
Seven security personnel were killed in the January 2, 2016, assault that broke down planned talks between India and Pakistan. India blamed Pakistan's Jaish-e-Mohammed, an ISI-supported terror group, for the Pathankot attack.