Punjab terror attack: Superintendent of Police killed in gunbattle with terrorists
New Delhi: Superintendent of Police (Detective) Baljit Singh was killed in gunbattle with terrorists in Gurdaspur district of Punjab today. Earlier, the gunmen wearing army uniform went on rampage attacking a bus, a health centre and a police station, leaving five people and several injured.
“Superintendent of Police (Detective) Baljit Singh was killed in gunbattle with terrorists in Gurdaspur,” said IG Gaurav Yadav.
Army launched an operation against the militants numbering about five who are holed up in Dinanagar police station complex. 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 stormed the Dinanagar Police Station and opened fire 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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