India

High alert in Pathankot after suspicious bag recovered

29 May 2017 | By Gogona Saikia
High alert in Pathankot

A high alert was sounded in Pathankot, the venue of the 2016 terrorist attack that left seven security personnel dead, after a suspicious bag was found in the area.

Three pairs of army uniforms were found inside the bag near Mamun military station; it also had 'Jammu' written on it.

The army, police and SWAT commandos have launched search operations.

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29 May 2017High alert in Pathankot after suspicious bag recovered

AttacksPunjab saw two major terror attacks in two years

Earlier in May, more bags were recovered which carried two mobile tower batteries.

Punjab has witnessed major terror attacks in the last two years. In July 2015, three terrorists in the guise of armymen stormed a police station in Gurdaspur and left seven dead.

In January last year, four terrorists raided an airbase at Pathankot; seven security personnel were killed in the attack.