In a suspected terror attack, a gang of heavily armed men in army uniform stormed Dinanagar police station in Punjab and opened fire indiscriminately leaving at least three people dead on Monday morning.
Five others have been injured.
Eyewitnesses said the terrorists, numbering 3-4, first fired on a moving bus which was coming to Punjab side from Jammu and Kashmir on the Amaritsar-Pathankot highway and later moved towards the police station.
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Police said the attackers hijacked a car from a nearby highway and came to the Dinanagar bus stand around 5.30 a.m.
In another shocking development, live bombs were found on Amritsar-Pathankot track at Dinanagar causing railway traffic to be haulted.
According to latest reports, the gunmen, who came in a white alto car, are holed up inside the police station and the exchange of fire is still going on.
Army and police reinforcements were rushed to the spot and the entire area has been cordoned off. National Security Guard (NSG) commandos and Punjab Police’s SWAT teams have also been called in to handle the situation.
The town is close to the border of Jammu and Kashmir state. It is about 235 km from Chandigarh.
All school and colleges in Dinanagar have been closed for today.
(This is a developing story. More details awaited)