news Monday, July 27, 2015 - 05:30
  India woke up to the news of a terror attack in Punjab on Monday morning.  In a suspected Fidayeen attack, terrorists in army uniforms resorted to indiscriminate firing in Punjab's Dinanagar town. What we know Reports say that seven people including three civilians and four policemen have been killed by terrorists in the attack which had gone on for close to ten hours. Four terrorists have been killed by the forces.   Home ministry officials are set to meet with NSA chief Ajit Doval at 6 p.m. on Monday to discuss the situation.  One terrorist had earlier been gunned down by forces. More than three terrorists were holed up inside the police station, and they have been killed.  The attack first started with the terrorists firing at civilians near the Dinanagar bus stand. They then attacked the Dinanagar police station and the situation is still panning out with the terrorist holed up inside the police station. Initial reports suggested that there was a hostage crisis inside the station. That has now been denied by the Punjab CM's office and the army. Five live bombs have been recovered near a bridge on the railway track on the Amritsar-Pathankot section on Monday. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has spoken to Punjab Chief Minsiter Parkash Singh Badal, DGP BSF and others and has called for a high level meeting at 10:30 am. What we don't know The terrorists were inside a car, but it is not known whether the car was hijacked or stolen. A dead body suspected to be that of the car driver/owner has been recovered. These are initial reports 3 killed & 4 injured in suspected terror attack in Gurdaspur (Visuals of the car which was reportedly used by gunmen) pic.twitter.com/Z9rt54POxq — ANI (@ANI_news) July 27, 2015 Though the police have said that the modus operandi looks like a Fidayeen attack, there is no confirmation on the same. Did the terrorists enter India through the Hiranagar border in Jammu early this morning? Though reports suggest so, the government is yet to make an official comment.  Home Ministry sources have told news channels that it is unclear if the attack has got anything to do with Yakub Memon's impending hanging.  

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