The loud noise of helicopters deployed by Air Force as part of intensive search operations also kept residents alert in the area. "When I heard the noise early morning, I went upstairs to see what was happening. I could hear the loud gunshots being fired," Dinesh Sharma, resident of Dhaki area, said.
Sharma's house is about 700-800 meters away from the Air Force station. "Since heavy force was deployed yesterday after the news of SP's kidnapping, I got suspicious about some terror attack so we were alert," Sharma told reporters.
He further said helicopters kept on hovering the entire night with search lights on to trace the suspects and they were glued to the TV for latest updates.
Another Dhaki area resident Surjit Singh said, "I also heard the sound of firing early morning." Meanwhile, SD College which is also located near Air Force Base station postponed the exams in the wake of terror attack.
"We have postponed the practical exams of physical education students because of the attack. The exams will now be held on January 9," SD College Principal Samindra Sharma said.
"There is no panic among people at all here about this latest incident even after Dinanagar attack. We are confident that our security personnel will finish them (terrorists) off," Sharma said.

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