A grenade blast took place early morning on Monday at the Indian Army’s Triveni Gate near Pathankot’s Dheera Pool, according to Defence sources. According to the sources, a grenade was hurled near the Army station gate by unknown persons who came on a bike when a marriage procession was passing from the area. The police force has been rushed to the spot where they are checking the CCTV footage. All police check-posts of Pathankot have been put on alert.
Not The First Time In Pathankot
In January 2016, the Indian Air Force’s Pathankot Air Force base was attacked by heavily armed terrorists in which two security forces personnel died in the initial fight and another succumbed to injuries hours later. An alert has been sounded in the area after the blast.
Punjab | A grenade blast took place near Triveni Gate of an Army camp in Pathankot. Further investigation is underway. CCTVs footage will be probed: SSP Pathankot, Surendra Lamba pic.twitter.com/NsVSQxz0eF
— ANI (@ANI) November 22, 2021
The area is under high alert as to what exactly had happened is still unknown. Local police officials recovered parts of the grenade from the site. While the investigation is underway, police have not divulged further information regarding the incident. No injuries have been reported in the explosion. Further updates will let us know whether it was an accident or a planned attack.
Source : ANI