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Terror alert: 3 Pak militants on the run; Delhi, Mumbai, Goa targets

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Apr 6, 2016, 3:50 pm IST
Updated Apr 6, 2016, 5:14 pm IST
Warning said that the Swift Dzire is expected to pass through J&K's Banihal tunnel and will enter Punjab by later tonight.
The Punjab police has issued the warning based on inputs from Delhi Police (Representational photo: PTI)
 The Punjab police has issued the warning based on inputs from Delhi Police (Representational photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Three Pakistani terrorists and a local are on the run in an explosive-laden grey Swift hatchback, the Punjab police said in a warning note to cops throughout the state on Wednesday.

According to reports, the warning said that the Swift Dzire, with licence plate number JK-01 AB-2654, is expected to pass through Jammu and Kashmir's Banihal tunnel and will enter Punjab by later tonight.

 

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Delhi, Mumbai and Goa could be potential targets for these terrorists.

The car is believed to be loaded with sufficient amount of ammunitions including a suicide belt.

The alert was issued by Punjab's Director General of Police (Law and Order) to all the Commissionerates and SSPs in the state based on inputs from Delhi police.

It has asked the officers to be on high alert and maintain security checks near important locations such as government offices, military buildings, markets, malls, train stations and educational institutions.

 

"An alert has been issued in the state (Punjab) after we received an input from the special cell of Delhi police," a senior official in Punjab police said.

Punjab has witnessed two terror attacks in less than six months.

In January this year, terrorists had attacked an air force base in Pathankot, killing seven military personnel.

They had car-jacked two vehicles - one belonging to a Punjab Police SP and another to a taxi driver - to travel to the base near the Pakistan border.

In July last year, the state had witnessed an attack in Dinanangar of the border Gurdaspur district.

 

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