Attack on Army and CRPF camp in Kashmir: LeT and JeM jointly involved

The Sunjwan attack wherein three terrorists stormed in the Army base camp in Sunjwan and open fired in the JCO quarter area was followed by an attack on the CRPF camp at Karan Nagar in Srinagar. The two militant attacks in the state of Jammu and Kashmir are being said to be the joint strategy of the terror organisations - Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Taiba. Not just this, the authorities have been reported saying that both the attacks were handled from Pakistan and all the five terrorists, three involved in Sunjwan attack and two in CRPF base attack, were from Pakistan. These type of Fidayeen attacks are generally for seeking the undivided attention of the media wherein the attacking terrorists engage in cross fire with the troops utilising all the ammunition they have. This was the first instance where two terrorists groups have jointly performed such attacks, one following the other. There have been intelligence reports suggesting that the two organisations had organised a meeting in Kashmir. This joint strategy of attack was surprising as the two groups have never been seen supporting each other and there have been instances of conflict as well between the two groups. The three terrorists in the Sunjwan attack were identified as Qari Mushtaq alias Chhotu, Mohammed Adil alias Irfan and Mohammed Khalid alias Rashid. The Intelligence reports mentioned of 'handlers’ in Pakistan who controlled these terrorists.

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