Pakistan-based terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad leaders met the militant group Taliban leadership in Kandahar during the third week of August, news agency ANI reported quoting an intelligence report. After this, all security and intelligence agencies in India have been put on high alert as inputs hint of a possible terror attack in the Jammu and Kashmir region. 

According to media reports, the meeting was attended by JeM leader Masood Azhar, and Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar was also present in the meet. Reportedly, JeM sought Taliban support for their ‘India-Centric’ operations. Sources further reveal that the political situation in Pakistan was also discussed in the meeting.  

A senior intelligence official said that the inputs of possible terrorist movements from across the border were also shared with the state intelligence and security agencies and they have been asked to prepare themselves for any untoward situation.

“We have ordered intelligence agencies to keep watch on social media.”

The agency further informed that they received input on August 24 that two terrorists are planning a grenade attack in Srinagar. The agencies have been directed to conduct security drills and keep anti-terror units on high alert.

On August 15, the militant group Taliban assumed control of Afghanistan causing the civilian government led by President Ashraf Ghani to collapse. 

Following the coup, many countries, including the United States, India, UK, France and many others had started evacuating their citizens and diplomatic personnel from the war-torn countries. 

On Thursday, Kabul was hit by two bombings. The United States, which has lost its 13 soldiers in the Kabul airport attack, launched a drone strike in Nangahar targeting an ISIS-K member believed to be involved in planning attacks against the US in Kabul on Saturday.    

The United States has so far evacuated and facilitated the shifting of approximately 109,200 people from Afghanistan since August 14, the White House has said on Friday.