GN Staff | July 27, 2015
Heavily-armed terrorists in army uniform are holed up inside a police station in Dinanagar in the Gurdaspur district of Punjab. A 5 am today (Monday) they opened fire at the police station killing six people. Ten including seven civilians and three policemen have been injured in the attack. Six to seven families of the police officers staying in nearby residential quarters have been held hostage by the terrorists. No group has claimed responsibility of the attack but it is like suicide attacks that have taken place in Jammu and Kashmir.
The terrorists first attacked a state roadways bus. They hijacked a Maruti car by injuring a restaurant owner and drove to the Dinanagar police station. Home minister Rajnath Singh has spoken to Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal who apprised him of the developing situation in Gurudaspur. Soon after the Home Minister tweeted saying, "the MHA is monitoring the situation in Gurudaspur and Punjab. I am confident that the situation will be soon brought in control."
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