Intelligence agencies have reported that terrorists of Pakistan-based groups may carry out an attack on May 23, the day when counting of votes for Lok Sabha election 2019 takes place. The security forces have recovered a sketch from the body of one of the terrorists who was killed in Shopian on Thursday, which claims that the terror groups were planning a fidayeen attack at Srinagar and Awantipora air bases.
According to the source, A meeting was held between terrorists commanders in Pulwama on May 14, which was attended by Hizbul Mujahideen's Riyaz Naikoo, two Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists and Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist Riyaz Dar. All four of them have planned to launch an attack against the security and armed forces, sources say.
An official working in a central intelligence agency, ''The meeting was held to discuss and to plan a major terrorist action in the month of Ramzan, possibly around May 23, which marks the 17th Ramzan coinciding with the Battle of Badr. It's the day when counting of votes would take place for the Lok Sabha poll.”
The report also suggest that The group also want to take revenge for the death of Rizwan Assad Pandith in police custody in Awantipora a few days ago. One of the possible targets of the terrorist attack may be on the National Highway in Awantipora or the District Police Office complex, Awantipora.