New Delhi, August 4
The government has received an intelligence input about a new terror outfit named ‘Lashkar-e-Khalsa’, which plans to launch attacks in the National capital and also in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) before or during Independence Day celebrations, sources said.
The sources in the security establishment said, the Intelligence Bureau (IB) report suggests that Lashkar-e-Khalsa has been specially formed by the Pakistan-based terror outfits with the active support of the ISI to carry out terror attacks in India.
Giving details of the composition of the new terror outfit the IB in its 10-page report said the Afghan fighters are part of it, which has been recently created, the sources said.
It said, violent incidents in Rajasthan’s Udaipur and Maharashtra’s Amravati have been described in the report to show how the radical groups are active, who can create riot-like situations.
In its report the IB has also mentioned about the assassination of former Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was killed in an attack from behind by an armed assailant, sources said, adding that the security agencies have been advised to take extra precaution during the event at the Red Fort here to mark the Independence Day, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unfurl the tricolour.
In the report the IB has also warned that Lashkar-e-Khalsa can attack nationals of Afghanistan and Sudan, who are currently residing in India, the sources said.
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