The IB has warned that the attack would be similar to the one that was carried out in Pampore in February.
The attack at Pampore lasted nearly 48 hours before security forces overpowered the terrorists suspected to be part of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba. The fresh alert that the IB has issued was based on a phone intercept which suggested that terrorists were planning a repeat of Pamopre at Banihal.
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The attack according to the Intelligence Bureau would attempt to target the security forces, the alert also states. Following this alert, security has been stepped up in Banihal and Samba.
Further, a vigil is also being maintained along the Line of Control and the national highways.
Intelligence Bureau officials tell OneIndia that terrorist groups are planning long hauls in Jammu and Kashmir.
They are attempting to stage a hostage crisis as well and no longer are they attempting hit and run kind of attacks. The target for the terrorists will continue to be the security forces.