High alert on Pathankote-Jammu highway after Punjab terror attack

Jammu, Jan 2 (IANS) High alert was sounded on Pathankote-Jammu national highway on Saturday after terror attack in neighbouring Punjab.

“High alert has been sounded in Kathua district and entry into the state from neighbouring Punjab at Lakhanpur is being monitored and checked”, said a senior police officer in winter capital Jammu.

Defence sources said army has been moved out on the highway to ensure no militant was able to sneak into Jammu and Kahsmir.

“There is a general alert on the international border (IB) in Kathua district and Border Security Force troops guarding the IB have been ordered to be extra vigilant”, the officer confirmed.

After news about the terror attack near Pathankote Air Force station in Punjab spread in Kathua, Samba and Jammu districts very few vehicles ventured on the Jammu-Pathankote highway in the morning.

There have been terror attacks in the past where militants high jacked vehicles on the highway to carry out strikes against civilians and security forces.

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