Terror strikes Punjab’s Gurdaspur, SP among 8 dead, 3 militants killed

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Gurdaspur: Three heavily-armed fidayeen in army fatigues, believed to have come from Pakistan, on Monday sprayed bullets on a relocating sight and stormed a military station, murdering 8 persons, including an SP, while all a terrorists were gunned down in a day-long operation.

In a initial vital apprehension conflict in a state in 8 years, a terrorists, suspected to be members of possibly Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) or Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), launched a pre-dawn strike targeting a roadside eatery, newcomer sight and after barged into a Dinapur military station.

The Gurdaspur apprehension attack. AFPThe Gurdaspur apprehension attack. AFP

The Gurdaspur apprehension attack. AFP

The terrorists killed 8 persons– 3 civilians, Superintendent of Police (Detective), Baljit Singh, a Punjab provincial use officer, dual home guards and dual policemen. The fee might go adult as some of a 15 harmed were in a serious

All a 3 militants were killed in a sell of glow with confidence army during an deserted building adjacent to a Dinanagar military station.

Though there was no central word on who a enemy were, though they are suspected to have sneaked into India from Pakistan by a unfenced limit between Jammu and Pathankot or Chak Hira in Jammu district.

Earlier this year, terrorists belonging to JeM whose fidayeen combatants, clad in Army fatigues, stormed a military hire in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua District on Mar 20 murdering 6 persons, including 3 confidence force personnel.

“The operation is over,” a tip Punjab military central pronounced during a finish of a extreme gunbattle involving Punjab military and commandos of a chosen Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) that lasted scarcely 12 hours.

Combing operations continued for some time after a mixed attacks in that 15 others were injured.

Weapons and a Global Positioning System (GPS) apparatus were recovered from a building where a terrorists were holed up.

According to Punjab Police IG (Counter Intelligence) Gaurav Yadav, SP Baljit Singh succumbed to bullet injuries postulated in a gunbattle.

Police pronounced out of those brought to polite sanatorium during Gurdaspur, 7 severely harmed were referred to Amritsar. They were aged between 15-55 years.

Three militants were killed in a operation, Deputy Commissioner, Gurdaspur, Abhinav Trikha said.

“The terrorists were carrying worldly weapons. We have recovered ‘Made in China’ grenades from them. They were wearing fight fatigues,” Director General of Punjab Police, Sumedh Singh Saini told reporters here.

According to police, a enemy initial targeted a roadside eatery and took off in a white Maruti 800 with Punjab registration number. They shot passed a roadside businessman nearby Dinanagar bypass.

They non-stop glow on passengers of a relocating Punjab roadways sight before targeting a village health centre adjacent to Dinanagar military station.

The gunmen barged into a Dinanagar military hire and non-stop unenlightened fire. The militants also targeted another partial of a formidable where a families of military crew reside and hurled grenades.

An warning has been sounded along a general limit in Punjab and Jammu as a terrorists are suspected to have infiltrated from there, a sources said.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval about a situation. Later, he met tip officials to examination a confidence conditions in a arise of a attack.

Singh pronounced he will make a matter on a emanate tomorrow in Parliament, where members currently sought a minute supervision response.

Dinanagar town, that is tighten to Pakistan, falls in Gurdaspur district. It is sandwiched between Gurdaspur city on one side and Pathankot on a other and lies about 260 km from collateral Chandigarh.

On Oct 14, 2007, 7 persons were killed and some-more than 30 were harmed when a absolute blast took place during a cinema gymnasium in Ludhiana, a final vital apprehension conflict in a state that had grappled with Sikh militancy for several years from 1980s.

“The goal was successful. Difficulties are always there though with a assistance of a training, we successfully overcame them in doing a situation,” a SAWT officer said.

Security agencies have heightened burial opposite a contry generally Punjab and beside states as good a Union Territory of Chandigarh in a arise of a conflict that came only 3 weeks forward of Independence Day.

In a associated development, 5 live bombs were found on Amritsar-Pathankot railway lane and a sight services on a track have been suspended.

Officials pronounced schools, colleges and other institutions have been close currently in a city in perspective of a incident.

Local proprietor Kamaljeet Singh Matharu, who pronounced that a assailants had snatched his automobile after banishment during him, pronounced they were dressed in army uniform and were heavily armed.

Matharu perceived gunshot injuries and is certified to hospital.

Three of a passed were identified as Ghulam Rasool, Asha Rani and Amarjeet Singh.

Ishwar Chandra Sharma, IG, Border Zone, pronounced a gunmen pounded a Punjab roadways sight and afterwards entered a military hire complex.

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju pronounced there is no warrant situation.

According to Civil sanatorium authorities during Gurdaspur, SP Baljit Singh was brought passed to a hospital.

Fear gripped a city this morning and people mostly remained indoors.

“People are in a state of startle and shocked here after they came to know about a attack,” pronounced Jatinder Kumar, whose residence is only 500 metre divided from a Dina Nagar military station.

“We could clearly listen to a sound of banishment going on during military hire between and confidence crew and (suspected) militants,” Jatinder, who is an worker of Punjab Health department, said.

Strongly condemning a apprehension strike, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal pronounced that terrorism was a inhabitant problem.

“Terrorism is a inhabitant problem, it is not a state problem. It has to be tackled by inhabitant policies,” Badal pronounced and demanded that a limit be sealed.