In a tweaked tactic, operatives of the terror groups in Jammu & Kashmir have adopted Burqa (veil) in their bid to outsmart the security forces and evade surveillance.
The move by the terrorists comes amid continuing attrition of the terror operatives at the hands of security forces and is aimed targeting the uniformed men in the Valley in the garb of veil.
Terrorists taking cover of the veil is indicative of the dwindling morale of the terror cadres who are resorting to such measures so as not to reveal their identities and protect themselves from the pinpointed operation of the security forces against the ultras in the Valley.
Sources in the security agencies said a number of operatives and even over ground workers (OGWs) of the Pakistan-sponsored Lashkar-e-Tayyeba have been spotted in Sopore district of the Union Territory.
The tactic has been changed at the behest of their handlers in Pakistan who have directed the terrorists to carry out hits against the security forces’ personnel and their establishment under the cover of burqa, they said.
LeT commander Fayaz War alias Umar has also been spotted in burqa. He is suspected to have been involved in a number of grenade attacks against the Forces in the Valley.