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Republic Day: Fidayeen alert issued in Kashmir

Indian Army personnel in Kupwara, Kashmir. (File photo) Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 25, 2018, 07.44 AM (IST)

A fidayeen (suicide) attack alert has been issued in Kashmir a day ahead of Republic Day on January 26. 

Intelligence agencies said an attacker from Maharashtra, who is currently in the Valley, is expected to carry out a suicide bombing inside or near a Republic Day venue. 

The agencies added that security personnel are to frisk everybody walking into the venues -- including women, since it is possible that the attacker is female.