India acts on Pak NSA's tip-off, kills 3 terrorists, hunt on 7 more

Acting on the intelligence input shared by Pakistan National Security Adviser Naseer Janjua with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval, Indian security forces have killed three of 10 terrorists, who reportedly entered India through Gujarat.

Acting on the insight shared by Mr. Janjua, security organizations launched a nationwide manhunt and succeeded in neutralizing three of them.

Officials in the security establishments said that subsequent to being tipped off by Pakistan NSA Janjua, Indian intelligence agencies were alarmed and several teams, including authorities from state governments were put at work.

Revealing that the three terrorists, who were killed in "a western state" on Friday, were targetting Somnath Temple in Saurashtra on the west coast, the officials said that no further information on the oprertion could be shared.

According to reports, the terrorists, who are suspected to have invaded India through sea course, could belong to Lashkar-e-Taiba or the Jaish-e-Mohammed, and could include men from a third nation in the neighbourhood.

Also, Janjua had cautioned Doval on March 5 of a possible 26/11-style fidayeen attack on religious places and parades in Gujarat amid the Maha Shivratri festival. The tip-off drove the authorities to arrange an enormous activation of state police, surge four National Security Guard teams to Gujarat and sound a multi-city alert, The Indian Express reported.


News24 Bureau