Soon after the Poonch terror attack, a high alert has been sounded in Jammu and Kashmir including LOC, international borders, Kupwara, Uri and Shopian regions. Troops have been asked to leave no loophole so that terrorists can’t move back.
Officials from Army told that the terror attack was likely from Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT) and the terrorists might have infiltrated from across the border.
The security forces have already launched a massive Cordon and Search Operations (CASOs) across various villages of Medhar sub-division in the supervision of both army and police officials.
Huge forces have been deployed and the search operations are going across the villages including Sanjiote, Bhara Dhurian, Kotan and Nar forest.
Movement of vehicles has been completely suspended in the highway between Bhara Dhurian and Bhimber Gali. The police said, “all the commuters are advised to adopt alternative routes that include BG Mendhar JWG or Mendhar KG Poonch”.
The attack came out as a shock to the armed forces as they are working to make a tight security arrangement for the upcoming G20 meetings in Srinagar which the Kashmir is going to host.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah had held a high-level meeting last week to review the security arrangements in Jammu and Kashmir ahead the G20 meetings.
In the mean time, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh expressed his condolences to all those who lost their lives.
“Anguished by the tragedy in Poonch District (J&K), where the Indian Army has lost its brave soldiers after a truck caught fire. In this tragic hour, my thoughts are with the bereaved families,” said the defence minister in a tweet.