Highlights:

  • A grenade blast took place at the Indian Army’s Triveni Gate near Pathankot’s Dheerapul
  • Police officials were verifying the CCTV footage acquired from the scene
  • Local police officials recovered parts of the grenade from the incident spot

On Monday morning, a grenade blast took place at the Indian Army’s Triveni Gate near Pathankot’s Dheerapul, affirmed police officials. The officials noted that some unidentified motorcyclists threw the grenade in front of the Triveni gate of the cantonment. They added that they were verifying the CCTV footage acquired from the scene.

Surendra Lamba, SSP Pathankot was quoted by a news agency saying, “a grenade blast took place near Triveni Gate of an Army camp in Pathankot. Further investigation is underway. CCTV footage will be probed.” An alert has been issued in the area following the blast.

Local police officials recovered parts of the grenade from the incident site. As the probe is being carried on, police did not disclose further information about the occurrence. So far, no injuries have been registered in the explosion.

In January 2016, the Indian Air Force’s Pathankot Air Force base was attacked by armed terrorists in which two security forces personnel succumbed in the initial fight and another surrendered to the injuries a few hours later.

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