Reasi terror attack was pre-planned; ISI eyes on Assembly Elections | Top developments

Relatives of the victims wounded in the Reasi terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday urged the government to take firm action against terrorists.

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A big revelation has come to light regarding the terrorist attack in Reasi, Jammu and Kashmir. According to several reports in the investigating agencies, a conspiracy to attack was hatched in Khaigal village of PoK three months ago. 300 to 400 Jihadis had gathered in Sopore with the two terrorists killed, Abdul Wahab and Sanam Zafar. In this gathering, a call was given to carry out a major crime against India soon.

  • On Sunday, terrorists ambushed a bus carrying pilgrims, causing it to careen into a deep gorge. The attack occurred as the bus traveled from Shiv Khori temple to Mata Vaishno Devi shrine near Teryath village in Katra, Poni area. The terrorists fired upon the bus as it negotiated a bend, a modus operandi reminiscent of previous attacks in Rajouri and Poonch.
  • The driver of the bus succumbed to the attackers' gunfire, causing the vehicle to swerve off the road and plummet into a deep gorge. As of now, ten fatalities have been confirmed.
  • On Monday, the police assembled 11 teams and initiated an extensive search operation to apprehend the terrorists responsible for the assault on a bus carrying pilgrims in Reasi district, Jammu. The attack resulted in the deaths of nine individuals and left 42 others wounded, with authorities strongly suspecting the involvement of the Pakistan-based terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba.
  • The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has been assigned to investigate the assault on the pilgrims. Drones are currently deployed to survey the dense vegetation surrounding the attack site. Additionally, a team from the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) has been enlisted to support the operation.
  • The Resistance Front (TRF), supported by Pakistan and an offshoot of the Jihadist terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba, asserted responsibility for the terrorist assault on a bus transporting pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district on Sunday. The attack resulted in the deaths of 10 tourists and injuries to 33 others.
  • President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, and Ghulam Nabi Azad all denounced the attack and extended their condolences.
  • A joint operation headquarters, comprising the J&K police, the Indian Army, and CRPF, was established at the site to launch a comprehensive operation targeting the attackers, who are believed to be hiding in the upper reaches of Rajouri, Reasi, and Poonch.
  • Relatives of the victims wounded in the Reasi terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday urged the government to take firm action against terrorists.
  • According to sources speaking to NDTV, three foreign terrorists were engaged in the assault on a civilian bus in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi on Sunday evening. Reports also suggest the presence of three terror groups in the area. Unverified information indicates that at least two terrorists are concealed in the remote and forested areas of the upper Reasi region, posing challenges to search efforts. Authorities have launched a large-scale search operation to apprehend them.
  • The assault has sparked anti-Pakistan demonstrations throughout the Jammu region, with protesters urging heightened security measures and calling for action against the neighboring country for its alleged sponsorship of terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.