Gurdaspur terror attack: One terrorist killed, another injured; Punjab SP (Detective) martyred

GURDASPUR: Security forces on Monday managed to kill one terrorist while injuring another in the Gurdaspur terror attack in Punjab. According to the MHA, one-two terrorists are still actively engaged in an encounter with the security forces.

Fighting heavily armed terrorists, Baljeet Singh, a Punjab Police SP (Detective) was martyred in the attack. Four heavily armed terrorists wearing army uniform went on a rampage attacking a bus and a police station complex.

The terrorists struck a moving bus at Dinanagar area at 5 AM, spraying bullets at passengers, injuring four. The assailants then targeted a health centre followed by a building where the families of police personnel reside and hurled grenades before entering the police station.

Army columns have been mobilised as the ‘fidayeen’ militants were holed up in Dinanagar police station complex. Special forces too have been deployed and a gunbattle was on several hours after the mayhem started.

According to police, the attackers first targeted a roadside eatery and took off in a Maruti 800 with Punjab registration number. They shot dead a roadside vendor near Dinanagar bypass.