Agencies fear terror strike along coast;oil sector in radar

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Terrorism in India
New Delhi, Nov 5: With India in a state of constant threat following the numerous terror alerts and threats issued, the latest threat comes after intelligence and security agencies intercepted satellite phone conversation between two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operatives that revealed terror outfits planning attacks using the sea route and on the lines of the 26/11 Mumbai attack.

With the information not made public, sources have confirmed that the security establishment and the state police have been intimated about the impending threat. The sources also divulged the details of the intercept that stated that the Lashkar should send men who will be disguised as fishermen to carry out a detailed recce of the coastline. This will assess the security preparedness in the area. The source confirmed that the threat was maximum along the Western coast.

A senior official has been quoted as saying, “It is possible that this time around the terrorists may try and target vital installations along the sea, particularly in the oil sector."

The intelligence agencies are probing the hand of top LeT commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi in the planning of such attacks. Lakhvi is currently in Rawalpindi"s Adiala Jail for the 26/11 attack. His part in the conspiracy hatching was confirmed after Western intelligence agencies intercepted calls between Lakhvi and other Lashkar operatives that confirmed that he was active even in jail.

A similar report was provided to the Indian government by RAW.

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