Pathankot attack despite specific intelligence alert

Pathankot, Jan 2: The attack at Pathankot took place early this morning despite a warning from the Intelligence Bureau. Since Friday, there has been an alert suggesting a group of terrorists from the Jasih-e-Mohammad will carry out an attack at a sensitive location in Punjab.

The call intercepts that were picked up suggested that a group of terrorists were planning a major strike and they had also spoken with their handlers in Pakistan yesterday after infiltrating into India.


In the ongoing operation, 4 terrorists have been killed while two security personnel have been martyred. The National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval will brief the Prime Minister about the attack after he convenes a high level meeting in New Delhi.

The whole state of Punjab was on red alert since Friday despite which the terrorists managed to enter into the high security air force station in Pathankot and launch a massive attack. In addition to this there was a major incident that took place in Punjab yesterday where a group of terrorists had killed a taxi driver and also stolen the vehicle of a Superintendent of Police at gun point.

Meanwhile in New Delhi a high level meeting has been convened to assess the ongoing situation in Punjab. Intelligence Bureau officials say that the attack bears the signature of the Jaish-e-Mohammad and recent intercepts did suggest that this terrorist group was planning a major strike in Punjab on the lines of the Gurdaspur attack.

The number of terrorists holed up at the attack site is still not clear. It appears from reports that there could be six terrorists. However it is confirmed that four have been killed. The operation is still on and efforts are on to nuetralise the rest of the terrorists. These terrorists have come in for a long haul with an intention of causing maximum destruction, an officer informed.

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