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Pathankot on high alert after bag containing Army fatigues found, search operations underway

Pathankot: Search operations are being conducted by police SWAT team and the Indian Army.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 29, 2017 1:34:20 pm
Pathankot, Indian Army, Mamun military station, Punjab Police, Pathankot: A search operation is currently underway

A high alert has been sounded in Pathankot after a suspicious bag containing Army fatigues was found near Mamun military station Sunday night. The bag contained five uniforms – that appeared to be similar to those worn by Indian security personnel. Search operations are being conducted by police SWAT team and the Indian Army. “We conducted a search operation along with army officials here to look for any suspicious person,” a security
official told PTI. “Five shirts and two trousers were found in a wheat flour bag at a secluded place near the Defence Road here,” the official said.

Last year, four terrorists who had sneaked in from across the border had attacked the Pathankot Air Base on the intervening night of January 1 and 2, claiming the lives of seven security personnel.

In 2015, three heavily-armed terrorists wearing Army fatigues hijacked a car and stormed a police station in Dinanagar town of Gurdaspur district. They killed seven persons, including a Superintendent of Police, before they were gunned down.

More details are awaited.

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