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Search operation in Pathankot after suspected terrorists spotted

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

Security agencies are on high alert and carrying out in the border belt of Punjab, particularly in the frontier districts of and nearby areas, on Monday after two suspected terrorists were seen in the area.

The Police, and para-military forces launched the after the two suspected armed men in fatigues were seen near the border belt of Bamyal sector, bordering and and Kashmir.

district told the media that the security agencies had launched a in the border belt.

The suspected men stopped a Maruti Alto car belonging to Maskin Ali late on Sunday night and sought a lift. However, Ali and his friend sped away, suspecting that they could be terrorists.

Ali informed the Police following which the search operation was launched on Monday morning.

Security agencies in the troubled state of and Kashmir have also been alerted about the movement of the suspects.

The air base of the (IAF) was attacked by terrorists, suspected to be from Pakistan, on January 2, 2016, leaving seven people dead.

The area has defence establishments, including the frontier IAF base and the nearby Mamoon Cantt of the

Prior to the terrorist attack on the IAF base, three suspected Pakistani terrorists had carried out an attack in Dinanagar town in neighbouring district on July 27, 2015.



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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 14:20 IST