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Pathankot can face fresh attacks: Parliament committee

Committee on home affairs said terrorists are still hiding in villages close to the airbase

Jammu: Terrorists are hiding in villages close to the “vulnerable” Pathankot airbase, which can come under fresh attack from them, the Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) on Home Affairs said yesterday.

Security of the strategically important facility has been beefed up. File Pic
Security of the strategically important facility has been beefed up. File Pic

It said the government has been informed about it and security of the strategically important facility beefed up. The committee was in Jammu to review the security arrangements along the international border and had earlier gone to Pathankot.

“After going back from Pathankot, we made our suggestions to the government and said that there can be further attack on Pathankot... We were told by the villagers that some terrorists were still hiding in the villages there,” Chairman of the committee P Bhattacharya said yesterday.

After the recommendation of the committee, the government has alerted the CRPF, BSF and the army and handed over the security of the airbase to them, he said.

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