April 2003 News

LeT Planning To Disrupt PM's J&K Visit

17 April 2003
The Times of India

Srinagar: Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir were on Thursday put on high alert following two wireless intercepts that militants belonging to Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were planning to carry out a suicide attack during the two-day visit of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee beginning on Friday. Security agencies intercepted a message sent from across the border by a LeT militant saying he would carry out the attack during Vajpayee's visit, especially targetting his public functions in the valley. The army intelligence intercepted another cross-border message by LeT calling for a 'high-profile' action during the Prime Minister's visit to Qazigund in South Kashmir where he would be laying the foundation of a railway bridge and a railway reservation centre. The state police and other agencies were monitoring the situation and all precautionary measures had been taken, a senior police official said.


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