Pakistan issues alert to India of possible terror attack at Wagah border on Independence Day

Islamabad: Pakistan to warned India and issued a terror alert that Pakistani Taliban was planning strike on the Wagah border around the Independence Day celebrations between the two countries.

The Pakistan National Counter Terrorism Authority wrote in a letter to Punjab Home Secretary over the possible attack in between August 13th to 15th at Wagha Border.

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In a letter accessed by India news agency that confirmed, “Reportedly, Tehreek-e-Taliban, Fazal Ullah group is planning to target parade at Wagah border in Lahore or Ganda Singh Border in Kasur on August 13, 14 or 15.”

In the letter, it is mentioned that at least two suicide bombers had been dispatched to carry out the attack.

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The letter said, “Extreme vigilance and heightened security measures are suggested to avoid any untoward incident.”

The letter comes after the Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a high level security meeting.

Earlier, a suicide bombing had taken place on November 2, 2014, at Wagah border following the daily border ceremony in Pakistan.

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The attack, which led to dozens wounded, was claimed by three militant groups.