9 killed as terrorists open fire !!

 July 27 2015 at 7:30   499    Terrorists Punjab Police Dinanagar Jammu

9 killed as terrorists open fire !!

 Terrorists wearing Army uniforms opened fire at a bus and attacked a police station in Gurdaspur district early today leaving 9 dead and at least seven persons injured.

The assailants came in a car and they first opened fire at a moving bus, which was coming to Punjab side from Jammu and Kashmir on the Amaritsar-Pathankot highway. Four passengers were injured in it, who have been hospitalised, SSP Gurdaspur Gurpreet Singh said.

The attackers, who were wearing Army uniform, then entered the Dinanagar Police Station and also opened fire at the police personnel. Three persons were injured there including Dinanagar SHO Mukhtiar Singh, he said.

The two sides are locked in an heavy exchange of fire, several hours after the incident, he added.

The whole area has been cordoned off and additional forces are being rushed in to Gurdaspur.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh has spoken to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and discussed the situation.

Singh assured Badal that full central assistance will be given to tackle the situation.

Union Home Secretary L C Goyal has spoken to Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini, and is monitoring the situation. Additional forces are being rushed in to Gurdaspur.

Five live bombs have also been recovered from the Pathankot-Gurdaspur railway track, police said. Army commandos and a Quick Response Team (QRT) have also been called in. 

Gunmen have attacked a police station and a bus in Punjab's Gurdaspur.

Here are the live updates:

- Police say possibility of it being a pro Khalistan attack cannot be ruled out

- Municipal counilor first spotted terrorists and informed police, TOI reporter says

- Terrorists are occupying an abandoned house: Kiren Rijiju

- No hostage situation reported so far: MoS, home Kiren Rijiju

- ANI reporter at the spot of terror attack says no exchange of gunfire for the past 10 minutes

- Punjab Police say operation to be solely handled by state.

- Intelligence confirm 120 rounds of Kalashnikov ammunition with one of the militants spotted at a bus shelter at 8: 23 am

- Police confirm it as first militant attack in Gurdaspur after 90s. No confirmation on it being a Khalistani module

- Pathanot-Jammu border sealed

- Central paramilitary forces rushed to the spot. Let all details come

- Emergency home ministry meet at 10am. NSA along with IB, RAW chief to attend meet: TV reports

- 6 civilians, 2 police home guards killed & 4 injured in Gurdaspur terror attack; no reports of hostage

- Home minister Rajnath Singh orders BSF to immediately move forces to Gurudaspur to assist police following attack by suspected terrorists.

- Army takes charge of operation: TV reports

- Death toll of Gurdaspur terror attack rises to 5

- Not 4 as reported earlier, but 15 terrorists involved in attack on Dinanagar police station: Times Now

- 5 bombs found on Pathankot-Amritsar railway track

- Terrorists take family of policemen hostage; Director General of Police rushes to the spot.

- Home Minister Rajnath Singh speaks to Punjab CM Prakash Singh Badal and National Security Agency; NSG reaches encounter site

- Will be interested to see identity of terrorists, says former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah

-BSF steps up vigil on Western border; death toll rises to three

-BSF steps up vigil on Western border; death toll rises to three

-Army anti-terror specialists reach Gurdaspur encounter site.

-Home Ministry confirms it's a terror attack; 1 dead, 9 injured

- Peple in military uniform in Gurudaspur district in Punjab fired on a passenger bus and then entered into a police station, firing continues between police and assailants. 

Twin terror attack strikes Punjab

In a suspected Fidayeen attack, terrorists in army uniforms resorted to indiscriminate firing in Punjab's Dinanagar town, leaving at least three person dead and nine injured, including police officials.

The town is close to the border of Jammu and Kashmir state. It is about 235 km from Chandigarh.

A gun battle was on between the terrorists, holed up inside a police station, and security forces. Five bombs were found on the Amritsar-Pathankot railway track.

The terrorists, believed to have come from Pakistan border side, fired at people near the Dinanagar bus stand and then attacked the Dinanagar police station. Eyewitnesses said the terrorists fired on a bus going towards Jammu and later moved towards the police station.

Army and police reinforcements were rushed to the spot and an encounter with the terrorists was on at the police station.

Police sources said three to four terrorists in army uniforms and carrying automatic weapons were hiding inside the police station. They hijacked a car from a nearby highway and came to the Dinanagar bus stand around 5.30 a.m.

Punjab Police sources said the incident indicated that it was a Fidayeen attack.

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