Gurdaspur attack: No hostage situation yet, says Rijiju (update)

Dinanangar (Punjab), July 27 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Monday said no hostage situation in the Gurdaspur attack has been reported so far.

“The attack is serious. I can’t give any details as the operation is still going on. No hostage situation has been reported so far,” he said.

Meanwhile, ANI reporter on the ground has said that no exchange of gunfire has taken place for the past 10 minutes.

One militant has been killed while a Punjab Special Service Group (SSG) jawan has sustained injuries in the ongoing operations.

The death toll in the attack has now risen to eight, including six civilians and two home guards. Four civilians have also sustained injuries.

The gun battle between the security forces and alleged terrorists ensued after the latter opened fire on the police station and a bus. (ANI)

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