Pathankot: Security remains heightened around IAF Base

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Pathankot, Jan. 3 (ANI): A day after the deadly assault on the Indian Air Force Base in Pathankot, the security around the area remained tight and defence personnel were seeing heavily patrolling the area and the situation remained tense.

Security was also stepped up in the national capital and several states including airports, railway stations, bus stands and other vital installations here.

Police patrolling has also been intensified and every vehicle entering in the state from interstate borders is being checked thoroughly.

Meanwhile, officials at the New Delhi Railway Station have received a bomb threat in New Delhi- Kanpur route following the trains have been delayed and the area is being combed.

The railway board was informed by the Mumbai Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) after the latter received an e-mail regarding the same.

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Yesterday, five terrorists were neutralised and three security personnel were martyred in the attack on the Air Force Station.

The terrorists reportedly – having their allegiance to Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed – were led by one Nazir, who appeared to be the leader of the group as per intercepted radio communication, entered the base through a nullah-gap.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had congratulated the Armed Forces for successfully neutralising all the five terrorists.

“I congratulate our armed forces and other security forces on successfully neutralising all the five terrorists in ‘Pathankot Operation. Nation is proud of its brave security forces who have always rose to the occasion. I salute our forces on successful operation in Pathankot,” Singh tweeted. (ANI)

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