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Pathankot, Gurdaspur on alert after two suspicious persons spotted

Punjab Police and the Army launched a joint search operation in Punjab’s Pathankot and Gurdaspur, after movement of two suspicious persons in Army fatigues with weapons was spotted near the Bamiyal on Sunday night.

Pathankot and Gurdaspur — the districts, which share international border with Pakistan were put on high alter after a local resident, Maskin Ali informed the police about the suspects, who he had given lift in his car.

Senior Superintendent of Police, Pathankot, Vivek Soni, told The Hindu that joint search operation is being carried in the region since late last night after the complainant informed the police about the suspects.

“The complainant had given lift to these two suspects in his car, who were in Army fatigue..Later, their conversation, body language and possession of weapons raised suspicion about them in complainant's mind, after which he left his car midway and approached the police,” said Mr. Soni.

Mr. Soni said that while the car has been recovered the search was the two suspects is still going on and the area has been cordoned.

Pathankot had seen a major terror attack in January 2016, when heavily-armed terrorists who had sneaked in from across the border attacked Pathankot air base. In 2015, the police station in Dinanagar was targeted by terrorists.

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