Twin terror strikes in Srinagar 6 days after Intelligence Bureau warning
The twin terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir comes exactly 6 days after the Intelligence Bureau had issued an alert warning of a strike. The Hizbul Mujahideen has claimed responsibility for the attacks at Srinagar reported from the Zadibal police station and the Tengpora area in which 3 policemen have been killed.
On Tuesday the Intelligence Bureau had issued an alert warning of a terror attack by the Hizbul Mujahideen. IB officials had picked up intercepts from Pakistan occupied Kashmir which suggested that the outfit was gearing up for a major attack. Following this alert, security had been stepped up across the state.
The IB had also warned that some members of the ISIS too held a meeting with commanders of the Hizbul Mujahideen. The intelligence bureau had warned that the two groups are planning a series of major attacks in the state.
Security had been stepped up and the elite commandos pressed into service.
The Hizbul Mujahideen's attack today suggests a clear pattern. It has been targeting security officials in the state. Moreover today's attack is the first major one in Srinagar in the past three years. In the recent months the Hizbul Mujahideen has been carrying out attacks on the army.
The Hizbul Mujahideen's attack today looks well planned. Two of the policemen who were killed in the attack were unarmed. Terrorists fired on the police men who were at a tea stall. An Assistant Sub Inspector and Head Constable killed in the attack were both unarmed. In the other incident a police official was killed and the terrorists fled with his rifle.