Gurdaspur Attack: 7 policemen, 6 civilians among 16 killed

Srinagar: In a major militant attack in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district on Monday, seven policemen, six civilians and two prisoners have been killed as militants went on a rampage attacking a bus, a health centre and a police station, reported IBN TV channel.

Army and Punjab Police have launched an operation against the militants and one has been killed while four others are still holed up inside the police station in Dinanagar in the Gurdaspur district.
According to the TV reports the militants first attacked a shopkeeper, stole a Maruti Car and went to Dinanagar. They attacked a state roadways bus in which four passengers were injured.

They also targeted a community health centre adjacent Dinanagar policestation, in which a policeman and three civilians including a woman who were present in the premises were killed. The gunmen then entered a nearby police station and opened fire killing all the policemen inside the station. The assailants also targeted a building where the families of police personnel reside and threw grenades. Simultaneously, five IEDs were also found on the Pathankot-Gurdaspur railway track and a major tragedy was averted as the train was stopped just 200 metres away from the bomb-site. The bombs were carefully wired to the railway track at a small bridge near Parmanand railway station, five kms from Dinanagar.


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