Samba-like 'Fidayeen attack' possible in Delhi: IB alerts police

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New Delhi, Apr 5: Security agencies have alerted the Delhi Police about possibility of terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad carrying out a 'fidayeen' attack in the city, similar to the one carried out at an Army camp in Samba in Jammu and Kashmir.

Based on intelligence inputs, the central security agencies said in an advisory that investigation into the recent Samba fidayeen attack has brought into light Pakistan-based JeM's plans to carry out terror attack in Delhi.

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"JeM has plans to carry out terror attack in Delhi which may be similar to the fidayeen attack in Samba," the advisory said.

Asking the Delhi Police to remain on alert, the advisory said senior police officers, particularly DCPs, should take all necessary preventive and precautionary measures in their area of jurisdiction in order to avoid any untoward incident, official sources said.

Two fidayeen militants attacked an army camp on Jammu-Pathankot highway in Samba on March 21.

However, the attack was foiled by security personnel who killing both the terrorists. On March 20, two fidayeen militants of the same group had stormed a police station in Jammu's Kathua district killing three security personnel and two civilians and injuring 11 others, including a DSP.

Two militants were also killed in the gunfire.


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