After 11 hrs, Terror-Battle ends at Gurudaspur

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Gurudaspur: In a suspected terror attack, gunmen wearing army uniform today went on a rampage attacking a bus, a health centre and a police station, leaving 9 persons dead, including 3 policemen out of which one was of the SP rank, 3 civilians and 3 terrorist in Gurdaspur district of Punjab. Army has launched an operation against the militants numbering about five who are holed up in Dinanagar police station complex. According to sources, Terrorists who attacked police station in Gurudaspur could be from Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad. After a fierce gun battle between the Police and the terrorists for 11 hours, all the terrorists were killed at last, confirmed the police officers.

The assailants also targeted a building where the families of police personnel reside and threw grenades. According to police, the mayhem started at about 5 AM when the attackers first targeted a roadside eatery and took off in a car after killing a person who was sleeping near Dinanagar bypass.

They opened fire on a moving bus, in which four passengers were injured, they said. They also targeted a community health centre adjacent Dinanagar police station, in which a policeman and three civilians including a woman who were present in the premises were killed.

The gunmen entered the Dinanagar police station and opened fire on policemen there in which five policemen were seriously injured. They then targeted other part of the building where the families of police personnel reside.

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