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Pulwama Terror Attack Preceded by 'Massive Intelligence Failure'

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The Wire

Pulwama Terror Attack Preceded by 'Massive Intelligence Failure'

The CRPF inquiry showed though intelligence agencies had alerted the force about a general IED threat, it did not have any “input” regarding a “threat from a car-borne suicide bomber”.

New Delhi: In what could deeply embarrass the Union government, a CRPF internal report, according to India Today, stated that the February 14 terrorist attack on its convoy that killed 40 jawans in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir was preceded by a “massive intelligence failure”.

The findings of the report belie the claims of the Union home ministry, which, in June denied an intelligence failure. “All agencies are working in a coordinated manner and the intelligence inputs are shared among various agencies on real time basis. The investigation by NIA into the Pulwama terror attack so far has resulted in identifying the perpetrators,” minister of state for home G. Kishan Reddy had said.

India Today reported that the CRPF inquiry showed though intelligence agencies had alerted the force about a general improvised explosive device (IED) threat, it did not have any “input” regarding a “threat from a car-borne suicide bomber”.

Read more: https://thewire.in/security/crpf-internal-report-pulwama-terror-attack-intelligence-failure