Terror alert at Pathankot railway stations

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Pathankot, May 28 : A high alert has been issued at two train stations in Punjab’s border district of Pathankot after intelligence inputs were received about possible explosions being planned by Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI.

The Railways issued an alert for the Pathankot Cantonment station and Pathankot Junction station on Saturday.

The advisory asks staff at the stations to conduct thorough checks in parking areas and at points where people have gathered. Employees were also told not to park their vehicles in the parking area or on railway station platforms where bicycles often parked.

The Government Railway Police (GRP) has issued a letter asking residents in Pathankot to stay alert and vigilant after authorities received a threat letter by terrorists saying they would target the railway stations.

Officials have ordered to beef up security in the region and intensify inspections at the stations.

The Railways issued an advisory to the Pathankot Cantonment station and Pathankot Junction station on Sunday.

They have also asked the railways employees to check unattended items of baggage lying in and around the two stations.

In January 2016, an Air Force station in Pathankot was attacked by heavily-armed Pakistan-based terrorists. Seven soldiers were martyred in the attack, while the six terrorists who mounted the attack were gunned down after four days of intense exchange of fire.

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