Three killed in suspected terror attack in Gurdaspur

Jaswinder Singh Baidwan

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Staff member
Gurdaspur (Punjab), July 27: Three civilians were killed and four others were injured in a suspected terror attack on Dina Nagar police station in Punjab's Gurdaspur area on Monday morning.
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.