Pampore attack- Intercept said, "We have to attack security forces."

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There were intelligence inputs suggesting that militants of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba were planning an attack in Jammu and Kashmir. The intercept was not specific but did mention that an attack on the security forces would be undertaken.

On Saturday 8 CRPF personnel were martyred when their bus was attacked by militants on the Srinagar-Jammu highway at Pampore.


The Lashkar-e-Tayiba has claimed responsibility for the attack. The investigations have shown that the militants were dropped by local terrorists. While two had been killed the other two escaped.

Attack on security personnel:

Investigations being conducted show that this was an attack planned in quick time. There had been chatter that was picked up by the intelligence bureau which suggested an attack on security forces were being planned. However it was unclear which wing of the security forces the militants had planned on attacking.

The terrorists were dressed in black shirts and trousers and were dropped off near the bus carrying the CRPF personnel. The manner in which the attack was carried out shows that it was quickly planned. The terrorists did not have bags on them. However they had unmarked grenades. The attack was over in just 30 seconds.

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