New Delhi, Mar 16: There is not much clarity on an operation which was undertaken in which 3 terrorists were killed in a Western State of India.
Top officials in the Home Ministry and the Intelligence Bureau when contacted told OneIndia that there is an operation underway at a Western State. We cannot share more details than this, the officials also informed.
It may be recalled that Pakistan had alerted India about the entry of ten terrorists into India. The terrorists who took the sea route into Gujarat had planned on attacking the Somnath Temple in Saurashtra.
Following this intercept security had been stepped up in Gujarat.
No clarity on operation
While it was claimed that three out of the ten terrorists were shot down, there is no clarity on the exact spot where the operation took place. The identity of the terrorists has not been revealed.
Moreover it is also not clear which security force or police department undertook the operation. No details of the dead bodies are available too.
Highly placed sources say that they were acting on the tip off given by Pakistan. We cannot share details as the operation to track the terrorists is still underway.
Moreover we are also ascertaining to find out if these are the same terrorists who had come in from Pakistan as suggested in the intercept shared with India, the officer also noted.
When Pakistan has shared the intercept, India had viewed it as a move by them to reduce the trust deficit following the Pathankot attack. For a considerable amount of time, the Intelligence Bureau or the Gujarat police were unable to trace the location of these terrorists.
The report was considered seriously, but IB officials were working to find out if the alert was actionable or not.