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Security beefed up in Pathankot

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PATHANKOT || Security was bolstered in Pathankot district of Punjab in the wake of a terror attack on Sunjwan Army camp in Jammu in which two junior commissioned officers (JCOs) were killed.

Special police check posts were put up to thwart any attempt by anti-social elements to disturb peace. A tight vigil is being maintained, Pathankot SSP Vivek Sheel Soni said.

Vehicles going towards and coming from Jammu and Kashmir were being checked thoroughly at a check post put up at Madhopur on the Pathankot-Jammu highway, said SHO, Sujanpur, Iqbal Singh.

The district shares border with Pakistan. The Pathankot airbase station had witnessed a terror attack in 2016.

Dinanagar in adjoining Gurdaspur district was targeted by terrorists on July 27, 2015.