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Intelligence Bureau Hands Over Hit List of 68 Terrorists to Govt

The Intelligence Bureau (IB) on Wednesday handed over a new hit list of 68 terrorists to the government after a high level meeting.

Pranay Upadhyay | CNN-News18

Updated:July 12, 2017, 6:56 PM IST
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New Delhi: A new hit list of 68 terrorists has been given to the government after a high level meeting with intelligence agencies.

According to top government sources, a list has been handed over by Intelligence Bureau to the National Security Advisor.

The list includes names like Abu Dujana, Abu Hamas (Both Pakistani), Zeenat-Ul Islam and Wasim Ahmed alias Osama.

The Army and security forces will work out a time-bound strategy to eliminate all the terrorists in the list, especially those of foreign origin. The focus of the crackdown will be on the Lashkar-e-Taiba which has the maximum number of foreign fighters in their ranks.

Records suggest that in last 17 months, LeT cadre have attempted 13 fidayeen attacks in the Kashmir Valley. Security forces have pinned Monday's attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims on the group.

At least seven Amarnath Yatra pilgrims were killed and several injured on Monday evening when terrorists attacked a bus carrying the pilgrims in Batingu, near Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir. The bus was carrying pilgrims from Gujarat and Maharashtra when it was struck by terrorists at 8:20 pm. Terrorists first attacked the combined checkpoint of STF, SOG and CRPF in Khannabal at around 8:15 pm, and ran towards Batingu. No loss of life or injury was reported. The terrorists, then, targeted the bus carrying pilgrims.​

The annual yatra to Amarnath had started on June 29 from Pahalgam and Baltal amid tight security arrangements. Over 6,000 pilgrims were allowed to move towards the shrine from north Kashmir's Baltal base camp while 5,000 pilgrims started moving from the Pahalgam route. A total of 1.5 lakh pilgrims had registered for this year’s yatra. Over 40,000 CRPF personnel were deployed to guard the route.

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| Edited by: Bijaya Das
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