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Suspected Pakistani intruder arrested along International Border by BSF in Samba: Sources

Police And Other Security Forces Are On High Alert In The Jammu Region Following A Grenade Attack Inside The General Bus Stand Area On Thursday, Which Left Two People Dead And 31 Others Injured.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 08 Mar 2019, 06:50:33 PM
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New Delhi:

A suspected intruder with Pakistani currency was arrested along the International Border (IB) by the Border Security Force (BSF) in Ramgarh Sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district on Friday. Police and other security forces are on high alert in the Jammu region following a grenade attack inside the general bus stand area on Thursday, which left two people dead and 31 others injured.

Police said the attacker, a juvenile hailing from south Kashmir, was arrested within hours of the blast which was carried out at the behest of terror group Hizbul Mujahideen.

The incident came on a day when a suspicious object found outside the main entrance of Jammu airport Friday. However, the bomb disposal squad found nothing incriminating, they said.

The bomb disposal squad along with sniffer dogs rushed to the spot after authorities received information that a suspicious object was lying adjacent to a security picket on the main road leading to the airport in Satwari area. An electric circuit and a battery was found during inspection, the officials said, dispelling rumours that a bomb-like substance was detected outside the airport.

An official of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) said the airport operations remained unaffected.

"The item detected does not contain any explosive. The airport operations are quite normal and security agencies have done the needful," he said.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published : 08 Mar 2019, 06:29:02 PM