The Kashmir valley has been put on three-day alert after intelligence agencies warned of a possible terror attack on defence bases.
The intelligence inputs warned that terrorists may carry out an attack on Srinagar or Awantipora air bases. Security forces in and around these bases have been put on high alert, reported news agency ANI. The most probable date on which the attacks could come is 23rd May, the day of General elections result.
The intel alert comes amid an ongoing counter-extremist drive in the Valley, with forces raiding terror hideouts and neutralising militants on regular intervals. The hotbed of militancy continues to remain South Kashmir, where most of the encounters are being reported.
On Thursday, a gunfight broke out between militants in Shopian. The forces succeeded in neutralising three Hizbul Mujahideen militants, identified as awar Ahmad Dar, Shakeel Ahmad Dar and Ishtiyaq Bhat. An Army jawan, Rohit Kumar Yadav, also succumbed to injuries sustained in the encounter.