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Punjab terror attack: BSF DG to visit Gurdaspur today

Two days after a terror strike jolted Punjab, Border Security Force (BSF) Director General DK Pathak will on Wednesday visit border area of the state's Gurdaspur district along the International Border (IB) with Pakistan and review the security setup there.


Punjab terror attack: BSF DG to visit Gurdaspur today

New Delhi: Two days after a terror strike jolted Punjab, Border Security Force (BSF) Director General DK Pathak will on Wednesday visit border area of the state's Gurdaspur district along the International Border (IB) with Pakistan and review the security setup there.

The DG will visit forward locations in that area including border posts falling under Gurdaspur.

News agency PTI has quoted sources as saying that the DG is also expected to hold a meeting of BSF sector and frontier commanders along with officials of state police and intelligence agencies as part of the overall review of the security situation and defence mechanisms along the IB.

Sources said Pathak could also meet senior Punjab police officials who oversaw the operation that led to the elimination of the three terrorists on Monday.

During Monday's operation, the BSF had sounded the Punjab Police for any help required from the border guarding force in terms of men and machinery for the successful completion of the offensive.

Seven people, including a Superintendent of Police, were killed by the three terrorists yesterday in Gurdaspur areas before a crack team of Punjab Police commandos killed all of them.

A probe has found that the terrorists who attacked Gurdaspur had come from Pakistan using Ravi river and apparently had plans to target one more area.

Giving details of the probe, Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini had earlier said in Chandigarh the terrorists had taken the route from Dhussi Bandh (Ravi river) right along the IB to the railway track where they planted bombs and then came to Dina Nagar.

In Delhi, official sources said the probe indicates that the terrorists, suspectedly belonging to Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba, had entered India through Bamiyal village and planned to target Gurudaspur civil lines also besides the police station.

(With PTI inputs)

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