Security at Wagah Border tightened after suicide attack warning from Islamabad

| Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 11:43
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Security at Wagah Border tightened after suicide attack warning from Islamabad

New Delhi: After warning from Islamabad about a possible suicide attack from Taliban, India and Pakistan have both strengthened security around the Wagah Border, a place widely known for its retreat ceremony. 

A counter-terrorism agency has issued two alerts to India warning about the possible infiltration of two Taliban suicide bombers at Wagah.

With 15 August Independence Day celebrations just around the corner, security has been stepped up all across the country. And with the confirmation of this report, more armed personnel have been rushed to the region. Border Security Forces will be sweeping the area for positive indications for the next three days.

"Tehreek-i-Taliban's Fazalullah group is planning to target parade at Wagah Border in Lahore and Ganda Singh Border in Kasur on August 13, 14 or 15. Extreme vigilance and heightened security measures are suggested to avoid any untoward incident," the warning said.

Pakistan-held Punjab has also issued security warnings concerning the infiltration of more than 16 suicide bombers in the region. Inspections of vehicles have been boosted in the National Capital before the Independence Day on Monday.

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