Pathankot alert: Two suspicious bags recovered near Army cantonment

Pathankot (Punjab) [India], May 4 : A high alert has been sounded in Punjab's Pathankot district after two unidentified bags were recovered near the Mamun Army Cantonment Base.

Two mobile tower batteries were also recovered from the bags after a search by officials. Further investigations are underway by the Punjab Police. Meanwhile, Pathankot and Gurdaspur are on high alert after three persons went missing after abandoning a robbed SUV at a village.

However, no arrests have been made, while the police claimed the suspects belonged to Jammu and Kashmir.

Police added the SUV was robbed by the suspects from Sambha in Jammu. In 2015, three heavily-armed terrorists in army fatigues had hijacked a car and stormed a police station in Dinanagar town of Gurdaspur district, killing seven persons, before being gunned down.

On January 2nd 2016, the Pathankot Air Force Station, part of the Western Air Command of the Indian Air Force was attacked by a group of heavily armed terrorists Four terrorists were killed by the security forces, and the Indian Armed forces lost three brave men including NSG's Lt Col Niranjan, who attained martyrdom when a bomb exploded while he was inspecting a terrorist's body.

The terrorists belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammed, an Islamist militant group..

Source: ANI