New Delhi: As the country is jolted by the terror attack at IAF base in Punjab’s Pathankot, intelligence agencies have reported that notorious Pakistani spy agency ISI had organized a terror meeting with various terrorist outfit to mount the strike.
The meeting reportedly held in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) is held between ISI and terrorist outfits like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Muhammad and Babbar Khalsa. The Pak agency has likely offered monetary help to the groups and had asked for terror attacks on Indian soil.
The Pathankot attack that left 4 militants dead and three airmen martyred so far has been claimed by Jaish-e-Muhammad. It is believed to that a group of 6 to 9 terrorists have mounted the attack in army fatigue.
While gun fight is still raging and helicopter gunships have been brought in the action, reports suggest that some terrorists have escaped the encounter site. Security alert has been sounded in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and other metro cities in the country.
Maintaining calm Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that, “We want peace but will give befitting reply to terror attacks.”
The men were trained for six months at a terror camp in Bahawalpur, Pakistan. They were associated with Al-Rahman trust. They were in constant touch with their handlers Maulana Ashfaq Ahmed and Haji Abdul Shakoor ever since they entered Indian territory.
The six men were tasked to destroy fighter jets stationed at Pathankot air base and inflict heavy damage. Security forces recovered AK47s, hand grenades, GPS trackers apart from large amount of ammunition from the four killed militants.