Suspicious bag puts Pathankot on high alert

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Published on May 29, 2017 11:20 AM by , Golden Chennai

Pathankot in Punjab was put on high alert on Monday after the police officials found a suspicious bag near Mamun Army Cantonment last night.

The police was informed by a local resident about the suspicious bag yesterday, following which Pathankot was put on alert and search operations were conducted throughout Pathankot city and Mamoon Cantonment. 3 Army uniforms have been recovered from the bag during the search operation.

According to the officials, search operations were conducted along with the army officials to look for any suspicious person.

According to the sources, five shirts and two trousers were found in a wheat flour bag at a secluded place near the Defence Road.

In the year 2015, 3 heavily-armed terrorists wearing Army fatigues had hijacked a car and stormed a police station in Dinanagar, a town in Gurdaspur district. Seven persons including Superintendent of Police were killed in this incident.

Simalarly in the last year, 4 terrorists had crossed the border and attacked the Pathankot Air Base on January 1 and 2. Seven security personnel were killed in this incident.

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