India acts on Pakistan NSA’s tip-off, 3 terrorists killed: MHA official

The target of the three terrorists, who were killed in a western state, was the Somnath Temple in Saurashtra on the west coast.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: March 16, 2016 8:32 am
alert in india, gujarat alert, pathankot attack, 26/11 attack, Pakistan’s National Security, NSA, Naseer Khan Janjua, terrorism in india, ajit doval, al qaeda, ISIS, ISIS in india, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, indian express, india news A high alert was sounded in Gujarat after Pakistan National Security Adviser (NSA) Nasir Khan Janjua communicated to his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval about the terrorist infiltration.

Acting on an unprecedented alert from Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Naseer Khan Janjua, India has “neutralised” three of the 10 terrorists suspected to have crossed the border to carry out an attack in Gujarat during Maha Shivratri, said a top Home Ministry official.

Revealing that the target of the three terrorists, who were killed in “a western state” on Friday, was the Somnath Temple in Saurashtra on the west coast, the official said no further information could be shared as operations were underway to track the other seven.

Read | Pakistan NSA warned Ajit Doval of 26/11-type hit on Maha Shivratri

Sources said the terrorists, who are suspected to have infiltrated through the sea route, could belong to the Lashkar-e-Taiba or the Jaish-e-Mohammed, and could include men from a third country in the neighbourhood.

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As reported first by The Indian Express, Janjua had warned his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval on March 5 of a possible 26/11-style fidayeen assault on religious sites and processions in Gujarat during the Maha Shivratri celebrations. The tip-off led authorities to order a massive mobilisation of state police, rush four National Security Guard teams to Gujarat and sound a multi-city alert.

Read | Terror alert based on phone intercept, Pak NSA’s inputs

The Centre also issued an advisory to Gujarat and other states to beef up security at sensitive locations such as places of worship and vital installations.

Fears of an attack in Gujarat had been mounting over the last four months with the discovery of five abandoned fishing boats in Harami Nullah, a channel along the India-Pakistan border. The fifth boat was discovered by the Border Security Force (BSF) just last month. BSF officials, however, believe the boats were most likely used by traffickers.

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  1. S
    Mar 15, 2016 at 11:38 pm
    stan tip off? You want people of India to believe that? Ha....ha....ha. Today for brahMINION bhakts, stan is PRO-NATIONAL.
    1. T
      Mar 15, 2016 at 11:41 pm
      Is there a way to voice record comments? I want to register my unstoppable laughter!
      1. A
        Mar 16, 2016 at 12:35 am
        The le shows the INCAPABILITY and INCOMPETENCE of India. True, the who fed the news with an order that the news be led that way is TRUELY an .
        1. M
          Mar 16, 2016 at 12:00 am
          Is there a way to voice record comments? I want to register my unstoppable laughter!
          1. S
            Mar 16, 2016 at 1:24 am
            What a news warning it is the clic case how to see each news which reaches u analised and reported by news makers of our country
            1. A
              Mar 16, 2016 at 4:13 am
              What a pity !! What a pity !! We have to depend on their intelligence on their intruders !!!
              1. R
                Mar 16, 2016 at 6:33 am
                Well done stan!! We need to complement each other in eradicating terrorism and stop youth from joining Terrorism.
                1. A
                  Mar 15, 2016 at 11:12 pm
                  Considering now muslims are targeting temples, time to clamp down on them.
                  1. S
                    Mar 15, 2016 at 10:51 pm
                    So far Rahul and Kejriwal have not come out with a statement of fake encounter. Monishanker Iyer is quite.
                    1. b
                      bhanojirao, p.
                      Mar 16, 2016 at 2:28 am
                      It's clear example of intolerance, there is no human rights and concern for these, pity pak also joined hands with the intolerant Indians.
                      1. B
                        Mar 16, 2016 at 3:05 pm
                        stupidity to bring out these things in open just cooperate dont talk in public
                        1. K
                          Mar 16, 2016 at 10:58 pm
                          Please note that there are another dozen in India hiding with friends from the minority community who know how to play the minority victim cards.
                          1. V
                            Mar 16, 2016 at 2:39 am
                            It is time for joint operation to eliminate all training camps and root out the menace from South Asia.
                            1. c
                              Mar 16, 2016 at 12:29 am
                              Who is the came up such heading? Is it better if written as "stan NSA tip-off, India attacks and kill 3 terrorists".
                              1. K
                                Kannada First
                                Mar 16, 2016 at 7:57 am
                                So IE jumps up and down to give credit to stan.. LOL... Indians had noted a stani boat but media questioned what "proof" do you have to prove that it is stani?? When stan NSA says "terrorists" they are very happy to accept they were terrorists.
                                1. F
                                  Mar 16, 2016 at 5:18 am
                                  Keep your perspective right while writing down any comments. Do you ever think this thing will ever possible? it requires stopping intelligence operations, keeping disputes and myths asides, accepts reality and give the right to the people to choose and above all a leadership which can take pressure and do actions of a statesman.
                                  1. I
                                    Indian Abroadf
                                    Mar 16, 2016 at 4:14 am
                                    Liked your sarcasm. Hope the pseudo-secularists don't take it seriously and start complementing you:)
                                    1. J
                                      Jagdish Saigal
                                      Mar 16, 2016 at 7:07 am
                                      Such cooperation must be expanded and deepened reciprocally. Change in stan policy is evident and India should positively respond.
                                      1. R
                                        Mar 16, 2016 at 7:27 am
                                        How can they be killed. Congress says they should be brought before courts and tried; given biriyani for decades before being punished.
                                        1. K
                                          Mar 16, 2016 at 9:03 am
                                          Such cooperation between stan and India will be of mutual benefit. Well done stan.
                                          1. m
                                            Mar 17, 2016 at 5:14 am
                                            Well, sudden change in porkistan to me looks a little fishy,---PRIMA FACIA seems at its best,---one should not get too attracted to porkistan cause of its double standard style,----at the end of the day they are heaven of terror and DISTRACTION is in the way of getting evidence of HEADLEY,---DAUD IBRAHIM,----MOHAMMED AZHAR,----HAFIZ SAEED,--- etc..etc slowly put into confined and shifted to isolation,----PORKY has got lot BIG to solve with India and not just with tiny tip offs,---which is nothing major.
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