Investigations being into the Amarnath yatra attack have shown that the operation was coordinated by the Lashkar-e-Tayiba and Hizbul Mujahideen. Investigations also confirmed that Abu Ismail was part of the attack and he was one of the two Pakistanis on the scene.
Intelligence Bureau officials suspect the role of the Hizbul Mujahideen in the attack that took place at Anantnag on Monday. It was a well planned attack meant to create panic and bloodshed, an Intelligence Bureau official told OneIndia. The attack was planned well in advance and was meant to avenge the designation of the Hizbul chief Syed Salahuddin as a global terrorist. The Hizbul has not claimed the attack as yet.
It has been a year since the Indian forces in a very successful operation gunned down Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist, Burhan Wani in Kashmir. A lot has changed in the Valley since then.
Syed Salahuddin is the boss of the Hizbul Mujahideen. He was recently proscribed as a global terrorist by the United States of America. On Monday he was on a Pakistani television channel boasting about attacks on India. He is single handedly responsible for killing Indian soldiers and police officers in the Kashmir Valley.
On Monday, security agencies busted a module of the Hizbul Mujahideen in Jammu and Kashmir. Acting on specific intelligence, the module was busted and two overground terrorists were nabbed. The module was being set up in Awantipora.
A module of the Hizbul Mujahideen has been busted in Handwara in North Kashmir. Two persons part of the module were also arrested. The busting of the module is a major success for the Indian Armed Forces.
The National Investigation Agency on the hot pursuit of a double agent who may have been the link between Pakistan and the separatists. Nasir Shafi Mir who was once roped in by Indian agencies to be a go in between for the Hizbul Mujahideen also worked for the ISI.
Jammu and Kashmir Taliban is the latest outfit to take birth in the militancy infested state. Zakir Musa who had threatened to behead separatists had a falling out with the Hizbul Mujahideen following which he announced the launch of his new outfit, J&K Taliban.
In a major victory for the security agencies, a top militant Danish Ahmed surrendered. He surrendered before the Handwara police and the 21 Rashtriya Rifles Army. It may be recalled that a video of his had surfaced during the funeral of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist, Sabzar Ahmed. The police had said that a few days back video clips of Ahmed had surfaced in which he was seen wearing a battle pouch and holding grenades. These video clips were shot in Tral, Awantipore by the local media-persons during the funeral of militant commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit.
Kill the Gau Rakshaks was the new message from Zakir Musa, the terrorist who recently fell out with the Hizbul Mujahideen. A holy war against Gau Rakshaks or cow vigilante groups must be launched he said in a four minute audio clip. Intelligence Bureau officials tell OneIndia that the clip is being verified. The authenticity of the same would be made known once, we verify the clip, the officer also said.