Bengaluru, Oct 12: Monuments and important installations along the highways of the country will be the target of terrorists, the intelligence bureau has warned. Terrorists will try and launch attacks on installations along the highway, the report also warns.
Some of the militants who have infiltrated into Jammu and Kashmir could have also slipped out into other parts of Northern India and may look to strike, the report warns.
Terrorists would look to strike along the highways since these areas have less security. They may try and repeat their J&K style of operation where a majority of the attacks have been along the highway. The EDI complex in J&K too is situated along the highway.
Wreaking havoc on the highways
There have been several intelligence alerts following the surgical strikes of September 29. Terrorists would be looking to strike major targets in a bid to carry out a spectacular attack, the alert had also suggested.
However, with security being upped at all major installations and crowded areas in the country, terrorists would look to carry out attacks on the less secured highways, the alert by the IB also warns.
In this regard, security has been heightened at the Red Fort. The Red Fort which is situated close to the highway is a favoured target for the terrorists. This monument has been attacked in the past as well.
In the year 2000, militants of the Lashkar-e-Taiba had struck and killed two soldiers and one civilian.
Intelligence Bureau officials explain that Red Fort is a favoured target for terrorists because this monument is symbolic. On Independence Day, the Tricolour is hoisted at the Red Fort and the Prime Minister too delivers his nation wide address from here.