The 26 August attack, on Pulwama’s district police lines in Jammu and Kashmir, which claimed the lives of eight security personnel, has come under the scanner as questions have been raised over whether the attack could have been prevented in the first place.
Three militants belonging to the Jaish-e-Mohammad were killed in the encounter. According to a Times of India report on 30 August, security forces were given “two specific inputs” by the Intelligence Bureau regarding the infiltration of militants from across the border.
he report further stated eight of these 11 militants may be on the run, either in Kashmir or Punjab – news that has put the security forces on alert. Government officials are concerned that these militants may be planning to carry out an attack on a big-scale.
Police and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir have also interceptedcommunications indicating the possibility of major fidayeen attacks in the Valley around Eid-ul-Azha festivities – beginning on 2 September. Read More…