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Terror strike in Punjab: SP, 3 ultras among 10 killed

By The Assam Tribune

GURDASPUR, July 27 - In a major terror attack, three fidayeen, believed to have come from Pakistan, today attacked passengers in a moving bus and stormed a police station, killing seven persons, including an SP, while all the terrorists were gunned down after a day-long operation.

In the pre-dawn attack, the terrorists, suspected to be members of either Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) or Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), in army fatigues first targeted a roadside eatery, then sprayed bullets on a passenger bus and later barged into the Dinanagar PS.

Seven persons � three civilians, Superintendent of Police (Detective), Baljit Singh, a Punjab provincial service officer, and three home guards were killed by the terrorists, said GP Punjab Police Sumedh Singh Saini, who led the operation against the terrorists holed up in an abandoned building near the police station.

Saini said 15 people were injured, of whom three were in a serious condition in the attack by the terrorists, who snatched a white Maruti 800 car and moved about in it before abandoning it.

All the three militants were killed in the 12-hour-long gun battle with the police and elite commandos of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team. Chinese-made weapons and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) were recovered from them, Saini said.

Though there was no official word on who the attackers were, they were suspected to have sneaked into India from Pakistan through the unfenced border between Jammu and Pathankot or Chak Hira in Jammu district, according to inputs received by Central agencies.

Earlier on March 20 this year, terrorists belonging to JeM, stormed a police station in Jammu and Kashmir�s Kathua district, killing six persons, including three security personnel. � PTI

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Terror strike in Punjab: SP, 3 ultras among 10 killed

GURDASPUR, July 27 - In a major terror attack, three fidayeen, believed to have come from Pakistan, today attacked passengers in a moving bus and stormed a police station, killing seven persons, including an SP, while all the terrorists were gunned down after a day-long operation.

In the pre-dawn attack, the terrorists, suspected to be members of either Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) or Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), in army fatigues first targeted a roadside eatery, then sprayed bullets on a passenger bus and later barged into the Dinanagar PS.

Seven persons � three civilians, Superintendent of Police (Detective), Baljit Singh, a Punjab provincial service officer, and three home guards were killed by the terrorists, said GP Punjab Police Sumedh Singh Saini, who led the operation against the terrorists holed up in an abandoned building near the police station.

Saini said 15 people were injured, of whom three were in a serious condition in the attack by the terrorists, who snatched a white Maruti 800 car and moved about in it before abandoning it.

All the three militants were killed in the 12-hour-long gun battle with the police and elite commandos of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team. Chinese-made weapons and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) were recovered from them, Saini said.

Though there was no official word on who the attackers were, they were suspected to have sneaked into India from Pakistan through the unfenced border between Jammu and Pathankot or Chak Hira in Jammu district, according to inputs received by Central agencies.

Earlier on March 20 this year, terrorists belonging to JeM, stormed a police station in Jammu and Kashmir�s Kathua district, killing six persons, including three security personnel. � PTI