06/01/2016 7:40 PM IST | Updated 29/08/2016 9:42 PM IST

Alert In Gurdaspur After Locals Report Of Suspicious Movement

Indian army soldiers stand at the Indian air force base in Pathankot, India, Tuesday, Jan.5, 2016. Indian forces have killed the last of the six militants who attacked the air force base near the Pakistan border over the weekend, the defense minister said Tuesday, though soldiers were still searching the base as a precaution. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

An alert was sounded on Wednesday in Gurdaspur district of Punjab and a search operation launched in a village after locals reported sighting of two men in army uniform moving in suspicious manner, police said.

Some villagers reported that they had seen two men in army fatigues in Tibri, which is a cantonment area, police said.

Police immediately reported the matter to Army and a joint search operation was launched, said SSP Gurpreet Singh.

There were also reports that five terrorists had sneaked into the border area of Gurdaspur and Pathankot, following which army formations have been put on alert, officials said.

Gurdaspur was targeted by Pakistani terrorists in July last year also when they struck at a police station here.

Six terrorists in army fatigues attacked the Air Base in Pathankot on Saturday last, leading to an encounter that lasted over four days.

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