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High alert in Kashmir, intel warns of attacks on power projects, emergency landing strip

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Indian armed forces deployed in Srinagar. [FPK Photo/Vikar Syed.]

Militant outfits have been tasked to launch attacks on government infrastructure, including hydel power plants of Uri-I and Uri-II, following which a high alert has been sounded in Kashmir, India today reported.

According to the report, “security has been beefed up around the Uri-I and Uri-II hydro-power projects”, which are close to the LoC.

The report said that as per inputs, militants are also likely to target the emergency landing strip in Anantnag.

Another alert has been issued saying “Hizbul Mujahideen is planning to target religious leaders to create a major law and order situation in the valley”.

Inputs have also been received of militant outfits Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and The Resistance Front (TRF) planning to attack sarpanches and non-local people in Kashmir.

The alerts come amid a spate of attacks on non-local workers in J&K. This month, 11 people have lost their lives in shootings targeting civilians.

On Sunday, two workers from Bihar were shot dead and injured another in Kulgam in South Kashmir. The deceased have been identified as Raja Reshi Dev and Joginder Reshi Dev. The militants entered the rented accommodation of the labourers and fired on them indiscriminately.

 

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