Vehicle-ramming, lone wolf terror attacks ‘serious challenge’, says Rajnath Singh

By: PTI | Ibrahimpatnam | Updated: April 10, 2018 4:49:10 pm

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. (Express Photo by Praveen Jain/File)

The newly-devised terror techniques of using large vehicles to mow down civilians and lone wolf attacks pose a “serious challenge” to the country, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said at Ibrahimpatnam on Tuesday and asked special forces such as the NSG to prepare themselves to deal with these threats.

Singh arrived in Telangana on a day-long tour to inaugurate a 200-acre complex of the 28 special composite group (SCG) of the elite counter-terror force National Security Guard (NSG) in the Ranga Reddy district of the state. The campus is about 33-km from the Rajiv Gandhi international airport of Hyderabad.

Addressing the officers of the commando force and those from the state police, the minister said the terrorist minds keep on devising and adopting “new tactics” to unleash death and mayhem. “We have seen across the globe that a big vehicle is being used by such elements to mow down people as also lone wolf attacks being carried out by them to wreak death and destruction,” he said.

“The terrorists are adopting cruel and barbaric techniques like I mentioned. This is a serious challenge and special forces like the NSG should prepare themselves to tackle these emerging…

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