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J&K: Hizbul Mujahideen planning attack on Amarnath Yatra, intelligence report reveals

An input indicated that Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) leadership in Shopian has decided to target security forces who are going to be engaged for the Yatra. Amarnath Yatra being an important annual event in Jammu & Kashmir has always been susceptible to terror attack.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: June 06, 2018 8:30 IST ]
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Amarnath Yatra

Just a few days before the annual Amarnath Yatra 2018, intelligence agencies have received inputs about terror organisations planning an attack on the pilgrimage. Inputs received by intelliegence authorities revealed that Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) leadership in Shopian has decided to target security forces who are going to be engaged for the Yatra. 

Amarnath Yatra being an important annual event in Jammu & Kashmir has always been susceptible to terror attack. 

Threat to security forces installations in Hiranagar/Kathua or inJammu is also envisaged. It is further indicated that there is a possibility of IED attack on security forces in these areas in near future.

Recently, J&K Governor N N Vohra had reviewed the security arrangements for the upcoming annual Amarnath Yatra which is beginning from June 28.

Vohra, who is also the chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, chaired a high-level meeting at Raj Bhavan to review important security-related issues in regard to the yatra, an official spokesman said, reported news agency PTI.

During the meeting, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, S P Pani, and GOC Victor Force Major General J P Mathew, made detailed presentations regarding the obtaining and emerging security environment in the state, keeping in view the envisaged objectives of forces inimical to the prevalence of peace, the spokesman said, news agency further reported.

The meeting was attended by the top officers of civil administration and security agencies.

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