High alert in Tamil Nadu after intel about Lashkar terrorists' intrusion

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COIMBATORE: Security has been tightened across Tamil Nadu following intelligence inputs that members of the Lashkar-e-Taiba had infiltrated into the state.


A high alert was sounded in Coimbatore after intelligence inputs said that six terrorists had entered Tamil Nadu.

According to the police report, the six members of the terror outfit infiltrated into the state by sea from Sri Lanka and moved to different cities, including Coimbatore.

Though the identity or the nationality of the intruders were yet to be ascertained, sources said one person belonged to Pakistan.

“A group of six LeT (Lashkar-e-Taiba) terrorists have entered Tamil Nadu through Sri Lanka. The group consists of one Pak National and five Sri Lankan Tamil Muslims,” reads a portion of the alert issued to the officers in Coimbatore.

Security has been tightened at many places, including airports, railway stations, bus stands and places of worship across the state.

As per the report, Vehicle checks are being conducted and random checks will be conducted in crowded places and border areas due to the alert.

An alert has been sounded, especially in coastal districts, to prevent any further possible intrusion.

In April, a similar alert was sounded in the state in the aftermath of the Easter blasts in Sri Lanka. 

On April 21, a string of eight devastating blasts rocked various churches and high-end hotels in Sri Lankan cities of Colombo, Negombo, Kochchikede and Batticaloa, killing at least 253 people and injuring over 400 others.

Local terror group NTJ (National Thowheeth Jama'ath), which is an ISIS-affiliate had claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

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