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Punjab attack eerily similar to Jammu attacks: Omar Abdullah

New Delhi: The attack in Punjab is eerily similar to attacks in the border belt of Jammu, said former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Monday."Will be very interested to see what emerges

IANS [ Updated: July 27, 2015 10:29 IST ]
punjab attack eerily similar to jammu attacks omar abdullah
punjab attack eerily similar to jammu attacks omar abdullah

New Delhi: The attack in Punjab is eerily similar to attacks in the border belt of Jammu, said former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Monday.

"Will be very interested to see what emerges about the identity of the terrorists involved in the Gurdaspur attack this morning," tweeted Abdullah after militants stormed a police station in Punjab's Dinanagar town.

"The timing of the attack, methodology and location are all eerily similar to attacks in the border belt of Jammu," said Abdullah in another tweet.

In a suspected Fidayeen attack, terrorists in army uniforms resorted to indiscriminate firing in Punjab's Dinanagar town, leaving nine persons dead and several injured.

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 terrorists, holed up inside a police station, and security forces. Five bombs were found on the Amritsar-Pathankot railway track.

The terrorists, believed to have come from Pakistan border side, fired at people near the Dinanagar bus stand and then attacked the Dinanagar police station.

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