Update 2019-02-15: According to recent reports, at least 40 people were killed in the attack, with the number of fatalities likely to rise. The Pakistan based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility for the attack. The attack was carried out with a vehicle loaded with explosives.
2019-02-14: On Thursday (14 February), multiple security forces were killed in an attack on a convoy in Awantipora. An improvised explosive device went off as the convoy passed by. An unknown number of security forces were injured.
Heightened security measures and operations of security forces are to be expected. Armed clashes are possible during arrests of terror suspects. Travellers are advised to exercise high caution, to strictly avoid operations of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.
AFP, Times of India