Security tightened ahead of PM Narendra Modi’s rally in Srinagar

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Jammu, Dec 7: Security has been tightened up ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first election rally in Srinagar on Monday in the backdrop of string of militant attacks.

On Saturday, Army chief Dalbir Singh Suhag reviewed the security situation in the city.

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Meanwhile, the authorities have issued red alert in the area and a multi-tier security cordon had been put around She-i-Kashmir stadium where PM Modi is scheduled to address the election rally ahead of third phase of polling.

Checkpoints have also been set up at every entry and exit points across the city and intense frisking is being carried out in every vehicle, especially those going towards Srinagar.

Police said that the two terrorists killed in an encounter in Soura, 10 kms away from prominent Lal Chowk, were ‘fidayeen' or suicide attackers. The police also said that the militants could also use grenade to unleash terror in the city.

Seventeen people including eight army jawans, three police personal and six terrorists were killed after terrorist stormed Army base in Mohra in Uri sector of Baramulla district on Friday.

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