Security beefed up along India-Pakistan border following attack on Lahore Police Academy

March 31st, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI  

Wagah border (Punjab)/ New Delhi, Mar 31 (ANI): Consequent to the terrorist strike at the Police Academy in Lahore, the Border Security Force (BSF) has beefed up security along the Wagah border in Punjab

Following the attack, senior BSF officials including Inspector General (Frontier) Himmat Singh visited the border posts to take a stock of the situation and held meetings with allied border security agencies including the customs and excise officers.

“We have alerted all our forces along the border. We will take care of any risk. At the moment, there is no risk, but we have alerted everybody. We are prepared for any situation,” said Himmat Singh, Inspector General (IG), BSF, Wagah,India.

Bihari Lal, a Pakistani national visiting India, voiced his concern about the situation back at home in Lahore and said that the people of Pakistan want peace and stability in the country.

“I have come to know about the incident only after arriving here. I am worried about the situation back home. The people of Pakistan want peace in the country,” said Lal.

At least 25 policemen were killed and 90 others injured when a group of heavily armed terrorists stormed a police training centre near Manavan, just 12 kilometres from the India-Pakistan border at Wagah.

After hours of fierce gun battle, the Pakistani commandos regained control of the Academy.

The attack comes less than a month after the attack on Sri Lankan cricket team at Lahore. (ANI)

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