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Hit and Run: The new modus operandi of Lashkar-e-Toiba

New Delhi:  The recent rise of terrorist attack on the Indian defence forces in the last few months has exposed a new form of modus operandi of Pakistani terror groups.Dreaded terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), involved
India TV News Desk September 03, 2015 23:49 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi:  The recent rise of terrorist attack on the Indian defence forces in the last few months has exposed a new form of modus operandi of Pakistani terror groups.

Dreaded terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), involved in the recent attacks on the Indian forces, used the new form of attack that has been named as 'hit and run'.

According to a report submitted to Home Ministry by the Indian Intelligence Agencies, LeT has been preparing on the 'Hit and Run' mode of operation for the last one year.

The 'Hit and Run' modus operandi is a dangerous and deadly. In this operation, the trained terrorists are just asked to infiltrate on the Indian side by crossing the Line of Control (Loc). They are not given any specific target. They are just asked to lay low and prepare a sleeper cell in Kashmir.

At an appropriate time, the terrorists go and meet their module boss. The job of the module boss is to provide a safe stay and logistic to these terrorists in Kashmir. The module bosses are also known as local handlers.

Once the terrorists infiltrate, they take around 10 days time to contact the local handlers. During their stay, the trained terrorists try to live as local Kashmiri and work on their target.

After getting order from their Pak handlers, these terrorists launch attacks on the Indian army and try to cause extensive damage.

In the last month alone, Security forces have successfully captured two Pakistani terrorist alive in different operations in Jammu and Kashmir.

In the first week of August, a terrorist Mohammad Naved Yakub was caught after he, along with an accomplice, attacked on a BSF convoy in Udhampur.

Another terrorist Sajjad was caught in the last week of the month from Rafiabad in North Kashmir during in an encounter with the security forces.