After suspected bomb threat forced shut-down at Amritsar airport, all clear sounded

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Updated: March 15, 2017 12:01:51 PM

Operations at Amritsar airport were suspended today morning after a suspected bomb threat was noticed in the form of an unidentified briefcase - it was found in the parking area.

All care is being taken to ensure no untoward happening occurs there and the authorities are on a constant state of alert there. (ANI)

Operations at Amritsar airport were suspended today morning after a suspected bomb threat was noticed in the form of an unidentified briefcase – it was found in the parking area. The Bomb Disposal Squad was rushed to the spot to verify whether it is a threat or not. The area was been sensitised to ensure no one is injured. However, a few hours after the alarm was sounded operations at Amritsar airport have resumed. According to authorities, the area outside the airport is still under security agencies control where no one is being allowed to venture as checking of suspected briefcase is still on. All operations at the airport are now back in full swing. Amritsar airport is located very near the Pakistan border and it is a high profile target for terrorists. All care is being taken to ensure no untoward happening occurs there and the authorities are on a constant state of alert there.

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This has been especially true since the Pakistan-based terrorists attacked Indian security forces in Pathankot and Uri and thereafter in retaliation, the Indian Army carried out the surgical strikes across the line of control (LoC) in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) that led to the killing of numerous terrorists there as well as the destruction of their camps – it also led to the killing of several Pakistan Armymen too. Since then India has been at full alert. This is not the first instance of suspicious objects being found at Amritsar’s  Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport. It has happened before and after carrying out the necessary exercise to identify the object under scrutiny, the all-clear has been sounded.

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