Special Forces deployed in Punjab's Gurdaspur, says Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said Special Forces have been deployed in Gurdaspur and added that the counter insurgency forces are already there.

ANI| Updated: Jul 27, 2015, 11:09 AM IST

New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said Special Forces have been deployed in Gurdaspur and added that the counter insurgency forces are already there.

"The Special Forces have left for Gurdaspur. The Home Ministry will give more information. The Special Forces have moved there. The counter insurgency and counter terror special forces are there," Parikkar said.

Meanwhile, a heavy exchange of fire has resumed between the security forces and terrorists.

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.