Tamil Nadu on high alert, 6 terrorists may be roaming in the city
New Delhi : High Alert has been sounded in Tamil Nadu after intelligence reports warned of six Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists may have entered Coimbatore.
The intelligence agencies said that the terrorists may have entered the state from neighbouring Sri Lanka for possible attacks in Tamil Nadu or Kerala. The security has been beefed up in the major cities of Tamil Nadu.
"While one terrorist is from Pakistan, five others are from the island nation. They have come here through the sea route," police sources revealed about the intelligence alert. According to a report by Hindustan Times, the Pakistani national has been identified as Ilyas Anwar.
A couple of weeks back, a general alert was sounded in the country following the scrapping of Article 370, that gave Jammu and Kashmir a special status, on August 5 and the resultant deterioration of ties with Pakistan.
Last week, Bengaluru was on high alert following intelligence inputs of a possible terror strike. Security agencies flagged inputs of possible terror attacks by Pakistan-based terror groups after Jammu and Kashmir was stripped of its special status.