Terrorist attack in Indian state of Punjab

July 27, 2015 9:17 AM

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New Delhi, July 27 (BNA): Gunmen dressed in military fatigues attacked a police station and shot at a bus in the north Indian state of Punjab on Monday, killing five people, officials said, according to dpa.

One passenger was killed and others injured when the gunmen shot at a bus. They also hijacked a car after shooting its driver and drove to the police station where they shot and killed two policemen,

The gunmen were holed up in the police station and engaged in a shootout with officers who had surrounded the building.

'There is no hostage situation according to our information so far,' Federal Junior Interior Minister Kiren Rijiju said.

Several bombs had reportedly been found on railway tracks near the police station and were being defused. Trains on the route had been suspended.

Source: bna.bh

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