Pathankot attack
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Militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) is planning more terror attacks in several Indian cities, as reported by the Deccan Chronicle. The terrorist attack on the Pathankot airbase earlier this year was suspected by India to be a handiwork of JeM, which has now reportedly activated terrorist sleeper cells to carry out similar attacks across several north Indian cities.

A report submitted to the Punjab government by the military intelligence states that Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligences (ISI) and the Indian Mujahideen (IM) are assisting JeM in planning fresh attacks in India.

The report was apparently submitted to the Punjab government in less than two months after a joint investigation team from Pakistan visited the Pathankot airbase to investigate the attack.

The report stated that JeM commander Awais Mohammed is being sent to Malaysia where he will be given a fake Malaysian passport to help him enter India and execute the attack, according to the Times of India. Awais is a resident of Okara district located in the Punjab province of Pakistan, and has been given the responsibility of monitoring the attacks.

According to the report by the Deccan Chronicle, JeM is in the process of revamping its recruitment drive and has opened three new offices in Pakistan. The report noted that "JeM is reviving its offices and network in Kohat and Hazara region. JeM is also reinvigorating its recruitment drive. A new training facility has also been constructed by JeM at Balakot."

Additionally, the report highlighted that "real-time reconnaissance of the cities is being carried out by the sleeper cells of ISI and Indian Mujahideen" for the fresh attacks.

JeM is suspected to be running its training camps from the city of Bahawalpur in Pakistan. The TOI quoted sources in the Union home ministry as saying that the agencies were currently in the process of monitoring at least 7,844 calls originating from Bahawalpur that have been dumped into the gateway of Indian agencies.