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NSG conducts midnight mock drill to tackle terror strikes in Odisha capital


Bhubaneswar: In the wake of Amarnath terror attack in Kashmir, the National Security Guard (NSG) commandos along with Odisha Police conducted midnight mock drill yesterday to deal with possible terror strikes in the state capital.

The NSG commandos, Special Operations Group (SOG), Special Tactical Unit (STU) and Special Security Battalion (SSB) of Odisha police carried out the operations in key locations in Bhubaneswar including State Secretariat, Rajiv Bhawan, State Assembly and Biju Patnaik International Airport to know the tactics to tackle the terrorists.

On basis of blueprint prepared by the NSG and Odisha police, the commandos jumped into the ground from helicopter to silence the terrorists hiding inside the State Secretariat. Similarly, the mock drills were conducted at airport and Rajiv Bhawan to gun down the terrorists and to save people.

Notably, entire country is on high alert to combat the terrorists after attack on pilgrims, who were returning from having darshan of Lord Shiva at Amarnath shrine this week. In the wake of the attack, the NSG with help of Odisha police carried out the mock drills to know how to tackle the terrorists in concrete jungle of the city.

According to intelligence information, the terrorists may target Kaudias (devotees carrying holy water to offer Lord Shiva) in temples in Bhubaneswar during holy month of Shravan. In view of possible terror attacks, a delegation of NSG has set up a camp in the state capital to prepare a blueprint for dealing with the situation.