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Ahead of annual Amarnath Yatra starting from June 28 in Jammu and Kashmir, security forces in Jammu and Kashmir have been put on a high alert following reports of large-scale infiltration of terrorists in the Valley from across the Line of Control, officials said here today.
There are reports of infiltration of 12 militants into Kashmir from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) recently, the officials said.
They said most of the militants are believed to be affiliated to Lashkar-e-Taiba.
The security forces have been asked to remain on a high alert and maintain vigil around sensitive security installations across the state, they said.
The officials said it is rare for such a large number of militants to infiltrate in one go and indicated the desperation of their handlers across the LoC to keep the Kashmir pot boiling.