JeM terrorists planning fidayeen attacks in India: Intel agencies

New Delhi: Indian Intelligence agencies have warned that Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is in touch with terrorists linked to Jaish-e-Mohammad and Islamic State terror group to carry out fresh attacks in India.

In a report sent to the Home Ministry, the IB agencies mentioned that ISI organised a secret meeting between the terrorists of Jaish-e-Mohammad and Islamic State members in Afghanistan, say sources.

The report added that ISI has been planning more Pulwama-like attacks in Kashmir and therefore, has been making all efforts to bring the terror groups – ISIS and JeM, together.

A Home Ministry official said, “Jaish-e-Mohammad and Taliban terrorists have been fighting against NATO military forces in Afghanistan since a long time and we are keeping an eye on them. However, efforts have been made to form ties between ISIS and Jaish-e-Mohammad. It appears that Pakistan’s ISI is planning another conspiracy against India.”

In a similar input, the IB agencies had warned that banned terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar, who suffered a blow after IAF airstrikes in Pakistan’s Balakot, has been active once again.

Intelligence report accessed by a television channel reveals that the Jaish-e-Mohammad chief recently resurfaced in Pakistan’s Bahawalpur and held a meeting with top commanders of the banned terror group. The report added that Azhar also instructed the top commanders of JeM to choose highly-trained terrorists in order to carry out attacks in India at a short notice.

According to the report, Azhar asserted during a meeting that he was hale and hearty and he never had to go to the hospital or visit a doctor in the last 17 years. His claims were in contrast to Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who had stated after the Pulwama attack that “Azhar is unwell to an extent that he can’t leave his house.”

Agency