SRINAGAR, JUN 01:
Fearing militant strikes in the valley, Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir have been put on high alert following reports of large scale infiltration of militants in the Valley from across the Line of Control, officials said on Friday.
There are reports of infiltration of over 20 militants into Kashmir from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) recently, the officials said.
They said most of the militants are believed to be affiliated to Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit headed by Maulana Masood Azhar.
The security grid is apprehending a spike in militant attacks in the state, particularly in the Valley, the officials said.
The security forces have been asked to remain on a high alert and maintain vigil around sensitive security installations across the state, they said.
The officials said it is rare for such a large number of militants to infiltrate in one go and indicated the desperation of their handlers across the LoC to keep the Kashmir pot boiling.
Meanwhile, Security Forces recovered 3 bags containing suspected IED mechanism during a search operation after militants fired upon a Bunker vehicle of the 183 CRPF battalion while it was on its way to Eidgah in Pulwama. Search operation continues
However, Militants carried out three grenade attacks today in Srinagar, Anatanag and Pulwama, including at the residence of ruling PDP MLA Mushtaq Shah, leaving six persons injured.
Militants lobbed a grenade towards the residence of Tral MLA Mushtaq Shah in Pulwama. It exploded in the lawn and no one was injured, a police official said, adding the legislator was not in the house at the time of the incident.
Shah is an MLA of the Peoples Democratic Party
(PDP) which has a coalition government with the BJP in Jammu and Kashmir.
The ultras also attacked security forces deployed at KP Chowk in Anantnag in which six persons including four CRPF jawans and a policeman were injured, the official said.
He said Abdul Rasheed, a resident of Amlar Tral, also sustained minor injuries in the explosion.
All the injured were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment and have been discharged, the official said.
A case has been registered and an investigation is going on, he said.
Meanwhile, militants targeted security forces in Hari Singh High Street area of the summer capital here with a grenade this evening, the official said.
He said there was no loss of life or injury due to the explosion.