Investigations into gunning down of two Jaish-e-Mohammed attackers by safety forces in Sunjwan in Jammu have revealed that the terrorists carrying suicide vests had plans for mass casualties with the target of disrupting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir immediately.
Interrogation of Bilal Ahmed Wage of Pulwama, the confederate who picked up the 2 terrorists from Sapwal border within the Samba sector, and the information, Shafiq Ahmed Sheikh of Avantipora, final Wednesday evening revealed that Jaish attackers had plans to blow up inside a camp of safety forces and trigger mass killings. The goal was to create a scenario that might power PM Modi to cancel his Jammu visit.
The two suicide attackers have been engaged by safety forces on April 21 late night and neutralized by the subsequent morning on Friday. Today, two extra Jaish terrorists have been neutralized in an encounter with safety forces in Kulgam in South Kashmir.
While the Jammu and Kashmir Police and safety businesses are additional investigating the linkages of the terrorists killed within the Sunjwan encounter, there are intelligence inputs to point out that the Pakistan Army surrounded the Bahawalpur Headquarters of Jaish-e-Mohammed and requested the inmates to hand over weapons whereas concurrently conducting searches in the primary seminary. The particulars of the searches at Bahawalpur at finest stay sketchy and additional affirmation is awaited.
Had the Sunjwan terrorists been profitable in participating the safety forces in a terror strike with resultant mass casualties just like the 2019 Pulwama strike, it could haven’t solely brought about embarrassment to the Modi authorities but in addition pressured it to take retaliatory measures towards the group in Pakistan. It would have additionally proven the brand new Shehbaz Sharif authorities in poor mild and put bilateral relations in deep freeze once more.
However, Pakistan Army is just not solely dealing with issues on its japanese borders with terrorist teams like Jaish launching solo jihadist operations, additionally it is having to take care of a brand new offensive from Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan on the western border with Afghanistan. After the Pakistan Army launched airstrikes towards so-called TTP positions alongside the Durand Line, the Taliban rulers in Kabul together with Haqqani Network have come out in help of the TTP towards Islamabad and have vowed revenge by taking down the border fencing.
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