In a terror attack in Gurdaspur, Punjab early on Monday morning gunmen first attacked a state roadways bus and then entered a nearby police station and opened fire, injuring around 10 people.
The terrorists were reportedly dressed in army fatigues and were travelling in a Maruti Alto car when they attacked the bus stand, which is near the Jammu border, the Dinanagar district of Punjab at about 5.30 am, reports CNN IBN.
So far there have been reports of one casualty while at least ten people, including seven civilians and three policemen, have been injured in the attack. According to TV reports, there are four armed terrorists who are currently holed up inside the Gurdaspur police station while the encounter is on.
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According to reports that terrorists attacked the police station at around 5 am and the encounter has been on for more than two hours now.
The gunmen have taken control of the police station entirely, according to NDTV. Even as the encounter between the gunmen and police is underway, additional forces such as paramilitary forces and the army have been summoned.
Dinanagar is close to the Indo-Pakistan border as well as Pathankot which houses several Indian Army establishments. So far there has been no confirmation about the identity of the attackers.
Eyewitnesses said that the terrorists, numbering 4-5, were in army uniforms and were carrying automatic weapons. Police reinforcements were rushed to the spot and a counter-offensive by security forces was initiated, reports IANS.
Additionally, five bombs were reportedly found on the Pathankot-Amritsar railway track near Gurdaspur, according to NDTV.