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Suspected gunmen on Monday fired indiscriminately in Punjab’s Dinanagar town in the frontier district of Gurdaspur, leaving three dead at least seven people injured, including police officials. Dinanagar town is close to the Jammu and Kashmir border.
09:40 am Punjab Special Security Group (SSG) reaches the spot, takes charge of operations: ANI
09:33 am More details emerge on live bombs found on Railway tracks.
The bombs were carefully wired to the railway track at a small bridge near Parmanand railway station, five km from Dinanagar.
A train, which was to pass on the railway track, was stopped just 200 metres from the spot where the bombs were planted.
Railway traffic on the Amritsar-Pathankot section was stopped following the incident.
09:30 am High-level meet scheduled to take place at MHA at 10am. NSA Ajit Doval, Home Secretary L.C. Goyal to be present, reports ANI
09:20 am Home Minister Rajnath Singh orders BSF to immediately move forces to Gurudaspur to assist police following attack by suspected terrorists.
09:15 am Two police home guards died during the firing, says ANI.
09:10 am Army commandos and a Quick Response Team (QRT) have also been called in.
09:00 am Union Home Secretary L.C. Goyal has spoken to Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini, and is monitoring the situation.
08:45 am Rajnath Singh speaks to Home Secretary and NSA regarding the situation in Gurudaspur. Security forces have been rushed to the spot.
08:42 am The timing of the attack, methodology & location are all eerily similar to attacks in the border belt of Jammu, says former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.
08:38 am Home Minister Rajnath Singh speaks with Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.
08:34 am One person reportedly dead and seven injured in the gunfight.
08:33 am Firing underway between police and gunmen
08:32 am Army unit reaches the attack site, Punjab SWAT rushes to spot, NSG team also moved, reports ANI
08:30 am Sources say the gunmen hijacked a car before attacking the police barracks.
08:25 am Senior police officer Dinkar Gupta says the attack occurred early Monday and the attackers are believed to have come from PoK.
08:20 am Five live bombs were recovered from railway track near Gurdaspur.
08:10 am Police reinforcements were rushed to the spot and a counter-offensive by security forces was initiated.
08:00 am The terrorists fired at people near the Dinanagar bus stand and then attacked the Dinanagar police station.
07:55 am Eyewitnesses said that the terrorists, numbering 4-5, were in army uniforms and were carrying automatic weapons.
07:35 am Militants have fired at a bus station and entered police barracks.
07:30 am Gunmen in uniform reportedly fired indiscriminately in Punjab’s Dinanagar town in Gurdaspur district.