Punjab put on alert after Pathankot terror incident

Saturday, Jan 2, 2016,12:11 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Chandigarh | A maximum alert was sounded and security strengthened across Punjab today in the wake of the attack on an Air Force Base in Pathankot by suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists. Officials said that in view of the attack, which comes after the terror strike in July last in Dina Nagar town in adjoining Gurdaspur district, security had been beefed up across the state and along its borders with neighbouring Jammu and Kashmir.

Additional Police and other security personnel had been deployed around vital installations and key public places in the State. Police had set up check points and intensified checking of vehicles. An alert has also been sounded in neighbouring Haryana and the common capital of both the States Union Territory Chandigarh. Suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists from Pakistan attacked an Air Force base in Pathankot, killing two air personnel while four terrorists were killed in an operation that lasted more than five hours.

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