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Alert sounded in Vaishnodevi town following terror attack in Kashmir


Indian army soldiers arrive near the scene of a gunfight between the  army and suspected militants in Pampore, south of Srinagar, on October 10, 2016.
An Indian soldier was injured October 10 after suspected rebels fired from inside a government building near the main city of Indian-administered Kashmir, police said. The militants entered a multi-storey building inside the compound of government-run Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) in the outskirts of Srinagar on the main highway around dawn, a police officer speaking on condition of anonymity told AFP.

Jammu, Authorities today sounded an alert and stepped up security in and around Katra, the base camp of Mata Vaishnodevi cave shrine in Trikuta hills of Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district.

“We have sounded an alert. Security has been beefed up at Katra and other areas of the shrine after the terror attack at army camp in Nagrota,” a police officer of Reasi district said.

Police and security men have been asked to remain vigilant, he said.

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Katra town, which is nearly 30 km from Nagrota, is thronged by over one crore pilgrims annually.

“Security along the shrine track and around it has been stepped up,” he said, adding “checking and frisking has been
increased and people should cooperate with us”.