July 27, 2015 | By Parmjeet Singh
Dinanagar, Gurdaspur: As per media reports the gunmen who attacked in Dinanagar this morning have held six-seven family members of policemen as hostages. [UPDATE: The news reports about hostages were later proved to be untrue.]
A news report by IBN7 notes: “The gunmen are heavily armed and are carrying automatic weapons with them. Sources say, they are also carrying AK47 rifles. The firing began around 5 am”.
As per reports at least three persons are already killed by armed assailants who have reportedly dressed up in Indian Army uniforms.
Attackers reportedly hijacked a Maruti car which they used to come to Dinanagar. These attackers also opened fire on a Punjab roadways standing near the police station of Dinanagar killing 2-3 passengers, leaving others injured.
Meanwhile, 5 suspicious objects, believed to be bombs, have been found at the Pathankot-Dinanagar railway track. Police is investigating the explosive material and whether there is a link between the material and the Dinanagar attack.
In a tweet India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that he has spoken to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal who apprised him of the developing situation in Gurudaspur.
Soon after the Rajnath posted another tweet 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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