Terrorist attack kills one in Punjab town

Dinanagar (Punjab): In a suspected Fidayeen attack, terrorists in army uniforms resorted to indiscriminate firing in Punjab’s Dinanagar town, leaving at least one person dead and seven injured, including police officials.

The town is close to the border of Jammu and Kashmir state. It is about 235 km from Chandigarh.

A gun battle was on between the terrorists, holed up inside a police station, and security forces. Five bombs were found on the Amritsar-Pathankot railway track.

The terrorists, believed to have come from Pakistan border side, fired at people near the Dinanagar bus stand and then attacked the Dinanagar police station. Eyewitnesses said the terrorists fired on a bus going towards Jammu and later moved towards the police station.

Army and police reinforcements were rushed to the spot and an encounter with the terrorists was on at the police station.

Police sources said three to four terrorists in army uniforms and carrying automatic weapons were hiding inside the police station. They hijacked a car from a nearby highway and came to the Dinanagar bus stand around 5.30 a.m.

Punjab Police sources said the incident indicated that it was a Fidayeen attack.