All terrorists, including a woman who hold up in the Bananagar police station, have been eliminated by the security forces in Gurdaspur after fierce gunbattle, which raged on for some hours.
The lives of three police personnel, including an SP, have been martyred in the effort. Security forces have started combing operations in Gurdaspur in right earnest.
In a daring terror strike in Punjab on July 27 morning, seven persons, including a terrorist, were killed after four terrorists attacked a police station in Gurdaspur. The incident has been reported in Dinanagar town close to the India and Pakistan border.
The attackers, numbering four, came in an Alto car, according to reports. The battle focused on an abandoned building where the attackers holed up. and an encounter was underway between them and the security forces for many hours.
The encounter dragged on because security forces had wanted to capture at least one of the militants alive, said a senior government source said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not issued any statement on the attack. This is sure to raise tensions with Pakistan if it is proven to have originated across the border.
According to reports, the terrorists first pounced on a Punjab roadways bus going to Jammu. One person has been reportedly killed in this attack. They later attacked the Dinanagar police station killing a police personnel.
According to TV reports, the terrorists entered Punjab from Pathankot. Five live bombs were found on railway track near Dinananagar-Gurdaspur track.
The Indian Army jawans and National Security Guard commandos have rushed to the Gurdaspur encounter site.
Meanwhile, Union home minister Rajnath Singh assuring that situation in Gurdaspur would be brought under control, directed Border Security Force (BSF) DG, DK Pathak to step up vigil along the India-Pakistan border in the wake of the attack in Gurdaspur.
Singh also shared in a tweet that he spoke to Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, home secretary LC Goyal and National Security Advisor Ajit K Doval in this regard.
Meanwhile, Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Mohan Parrikar, Arun Jaitley and Venkaiah Naidu may meet at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence. Rajnath Singh, it has been learnt, will also convene a high-level meet, which will be attended by the National Security Advisor, chiefs of Research and Analysis Wing, Intelligence Bureau, and the Home Secretary. Later, he will also brief the Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the situation. ALso, Singh will issue a statement in Parliament