3 KILLED AS TERRORISTS ATTACK BUS, PUNJAB POLICE STATION; BOMBS FOUND ON RAIL TRACKS




6 Killed as Terrorists Attack Bus, Punjab Police Station; Bombs Found on Rail Tracks

GURDASPUR, PUNJAB:  Three to four terrorists in Army uniform entered India at the Hiranagar border in Jammu early this morning and opened fire at a bus before attacking a police station in Punjab's Gurdaspur, killing two policemen. A civilian has also been killed. An alert has been sounded all along the border.

1.     The terrorists are holed up inside the Dinanagar police station and have been exchanging fire with security forces for hours now. There were reportedly five to six policemen at the police station when it was attacked. (Pics)
2.     Before they attacked the police station at about 5.45 am, the terrorists opened fire at a Punjab Roadways bus. Seven people are said to be injured in the attacks so far.
3.     Five live bombs were found at a railway track not far from the Dinanagar police station, pointing to a well-planned attack intended to cause maximum damage, the police said.
4.     Rail traffic between Dinanagar and Pathankot has been stopped. The Pathankot highway has been closed. Search operations are on for any more live ammunition that might have been planted.
5.     After they crossed into India, the terrorists hijacked a white Maruti 800. They drove up to the police station in it and opened fire, killing the policeman on guard duty, before storming inside and killing another policeman.
6.     The Army has reached Dinanagar to reinforce the police, who have cordoned off the area. The elite National Security Guard or NSG is on standby.
7.     Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said he has instructed the Border Security Force or BSF to 'step up vigil on the India-Pakistan border' in the wake of attack in Gurudaspur.
8.      Rajnath Singh also tweeted, "Spoke to Punjab Chief Minister Shri Prakash Singh Badal who apprised me of the developing situation in Gurudaspur...Also spoke to Home Secretary and NSA."
9.     Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has rushed the state Director General of Police to the spot, the state government said.  It said the Chief Minister was closeted with advisors and was "keeping close minute to minute watch on the situation."
10. Dinanagar borders Pathankot which has many key Army establishments. Hiranagar in Jammu and Kashmir, is about 85 km away from Gurdaspur.
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DINANAGAR:  One of the policemen injured in the terror attack on a police station in Punjab's Gurdaspur early this morning said gunfire erupted at around 5.45 am. Two policemen have been killed and several injured. A civilian has also been killed.

"We didn't realise when they came and started shooting...they were wearing army uniforms," the policeman, covered in blood, said as he was being rushed to safety. One of the terrorists was a woman, he alleged.

"A bullet whizzed past my ear. When I turned around, I saw that I had been shot in the shoulder," he said.

The policeman said there were eight to 10 attackers. "They kept firing every five minutes. It was as if the ground was shaking," he said.

The terrorists are believed to have come from Hiranagar in Jammu.

Before they attacked the Dinanagar police station, the terrorists opened fire at a bus in the town, killing a passenger. Seven people are said to be injured.

Five live bombs have also been found on railway tracks between Dinanagar and Pathankot.

Dinanagar borders Pathankot, which has many key army establishments.


3 KILLED AS TERRORISTS ATTACK BUS, PUNJAB POLICE STATION; BOMBS FOUND ON RAIL TRACKS 3 KILLED AS TERRORISTS ATTACK BUS, PUNJAB POLICE STATION; BOMBS FOUND ON RAIL TRACKS Reviewed by Ajit Kumar on 10:00 AM Rating: 5

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