Pathankot on high alert after suspected armed men seen by locals

Photo related search operation in Punjab's Pathankot district after suspected armed men seen in army dress.

Chandigarh: A red alert has been sounded throughout Punjab’s Pathankot district and search operation carried out whole yesterday night after some suspected armed men seen in army dress by the local residents.

According to police, security agencies carried out a night long search operation in Pathankot district on Wednesday.

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The police said on September 28, a night-long search operation was conducted in Pathankot by security agencies along with 400 personnel, including a SWAT team and three SP-rank officers took part in the operation to look for some armed men.

An extensive search operation began in Pathankot on Tuesday following reports that some local residents had spotted four armed “suspicious men”.

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Search operations have been carried out by security forces in Pathankot and Gurdaspur districts virtually every month after the January 2 attack this year.

Terrorists, suspected to be from Pakistan, had attacked the frontier Indian Air Force (IAF) base in Pathankot on January 2, leaving seven security personnel dead.

The attack was preceded by a terror assault by Pakistani terrorists in Dinanagar town of neighbouring Gurdaspur district on July 27 last year.

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