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Punjab Attack: Death Toll Mounts To Nine

By News Desk

At least nine people were killed and four others injured in a Fidayeen attack on a police station in Dinanagar town of Punjab, TV channels reported.

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The attackers clad in army uniforms reorted to indiscriminate firing in Punjab’s Dinanagar town, leaving at least nine persons, including six civilians and three police home guards, dead and four injured, including police officials.

The town is close to the border of Jammu and Kashmir state. It is about 235 km from Chandigarh.

A gun battle was on between the attackers, holding up inside a police station, and forces.

Five bombs were found on the Amritsar-Pathankot railway track.

Army and police reinforcements were rushed to the spot and an encounter was on at the police station.

Police sources said three to four terrorists in army uniforms and carrying automatic weapons were hiding inside the police station. They hijacked a car from a nearby highway and came to the Dinanagar bus stand around 5.30 a.m.

It was not clear who the attackers were, however there are reported that Khalistan militants might have staged a comeback in the border state.

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