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Alert in Tamil Nadu after intel of Lashkar terrorists' intrusion

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Coimbatore/Chennai: Security has been tightened across Tamil Nadu following intelligence inputs that members of the Lashkar-e-Taiba had infiltrated into the state, police said on Friday. Coimbatore Police Commissioner Sumit Sharan said the city was under a high alert following information that the terrorists were heading there. Officials said security had been beefed up in the state following reports that six members of the terror outfit LeT infiltrated into the state by sea from Sri Lanka and moved to different cities.

Security has been stepped up at many places, including airports, railway stations, bus stands and places of worship across the state. An alert has been sounded especially in coastal districts to prevent any further possible intrusion, the police said. Chennai Police Commissioner A K Viswanathan said "storming operations" were underway as part of precautionary steps. Sharan said 10 numbers quick response teams have been put at strategic places just in case to respond if there is any requirement.

"We have put arrangements at all the shopping malls, important temples and all important installations. We have also informed the Army and the Air Force to alert their defences," he told reporters. The city and its surroundings have come under a tight security cover, with over 2,000 police personnel being deployed, and vehicle check and such checking points enhanced, the police commissioner said. "As of a now, a general red alert is maintained."

Sharan said the police had not released any photographs of any suspects so far as was being telecast in some TV channels, but said searches were on based on information and the description of the suspects. When pointed out that the developments come close on the heels of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) action in the city, he said: "There is no need for panic, for worry. What the NIA did was a separate operation (and) this is a separate issue." The NIA had in June arrested Mohammed Azarudeen, the alleged head of the ISIS Tamil Nadu module who was a Facebook friend of Zahran Hashim, one of the suicide bombers in the Easter Sunday terror attacks in Sri Lanka in April. In 1998, Coimbatore was rocked by serial bomb blasts coinciding with the visit of BJP leader L K Advani to the industrial city, leaving 58 people dead and over 200 injured.

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The IB said that at least 6 operatives of the outfit had entered Tamil Nadu and then taken shelter in Coimbatore.

The IB further said that one of the operatives was a Pakistani, while the rest were Indian Muslims. The Pakistani operative goes by the name Anwar Ilyas. 

The IB has asked the police to maintain a high state of alert and also said that these persons are moving around disguised as Hindus. They would be found sporting a tilak, the IB has also warned.
 

Vellore, Tiruvannamalai put on high alert, armed guards to protect Arunachaleswarar temple

The entire district has been put on high alert with policemen holding storming operations on Thursday night and so far 430 persons are taken into preventive arrest.

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Looks like Lashkar wants to strike via South this time, and Indian/Lankan Muslims seem to be involved. Even Kerala has been put on high alert. 5-6 days earlier high alert in Karnataka, something definitely brewing in South.

Security beefed up in Karnataka as high alert continues over terror threat

Multi-layer security arrangements were witnessed at important temples in the state

 

Terror threat: Kerala police on high alert

Following reports of suspected infiltration of extremist elements in Tamil Nadu

 
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The T.N. police posit the theory that the suspects have entered mainland India via boats from Sri Lanka.

 

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9 minutes ago, sandeep said:

Always a double edged sword when such alerts are made public.  

What do you think? The further away from Kashmir/border the Pak backed jihadi groups strike more the scope for plausible deniability. Looking at the number of IS cases/modules from that region it can pass off as a home grown group. 

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2 minutes ago, Gollum said:

What do you think? The further away from Kashmir/border the Pak backed jihadi groups strike more the scope for plausible deniability. Looking at the number of IS cases from that region it can pass off as a home grown group. 

Plausible deniability is for PR.  At this point every body knows what's what. Including US, EU etc. 

 

I also think that PakMil will be flooding us with a lot of false positives.   I hope its that and not a real attack.  

 

 

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30 minutes ago, sandeep said:

Plausible deniability is for PR.  At this point every body knows what's what. Including US, EU etc. 

 

I also think that PakMil will be flooding us with a lot of false positives.   I hope its that and not a real attack.  

 

 

GoI can not afford a single terrorist strike. Else Global Pakistani origin Journos will call it A victory of people. Thats how low they are. 

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4 held in connection with LeT intrusion in Tamil Nadu

A man suspected to have terror links was held in Kerala while three other were nabbed in Tamil Nadu in connection with LeT intrusion in Tamil Nadu.

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1 from Thrissur, 3 from Coimbatore. 

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