Five terrorists belonging to Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed have reportedly infiltrated Kashmir and may attack security forces in the valley.
A high alert has been sounded in the valley for that. The terrorists reportedly infiltrated the valley from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
According to the sources, all terrorists are highly trained and may attack security forces in Kashmir.
The Central government has put the Army and the Air Force on high alert in Jammu and Kashmir, as more troops are being inducted into the Kashmir valley.
The Indian Air Force fighter aircraft have been patrolling the state since yesterday evening as part of the operational alert. The steps have been taken in view of the increased troop induction.
Over 280 companies of security forces are in the process of being deployed in the Kashmir valley, official sources said on Thursday.
The security forces, mostly CRPF personnel, are being deployed in vulnerable spots in the city and other parts of the valley, they said.
All major entry and exit points of the city have been taken over by the Central Armed Paramilitary Forces with a token presence of local police, they said.
Officials said that security has been withdrawn from some isolated shrines because of intelligence inputs that foreign terrorists are planning to target police guard there.
Summer vacations have been been pre-poned at educational institutions and they will be closed for 10 days starting Thursday, they said.
Some langars for the Amarnath Yatra have also been closed, they added.
The Centre had earlier ordered deployment of about 10,000 central forces personnel to Kashmir in order to strengthen counter-insurgency operations and law and order duties.