Terror attack in Punjab's Gurdaspur: As it happened

By Biplob Ghosal | Last Updated: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 23:02

After nearly 12 hours, the Gurdaspur terror attack in Punjab's Dinanagar town came to an end on Monday evening as state police killed all three terrorists in counter-operation.

27 July 2015, 21:19 PM

The incident that happened today in Dinanagar is saddening, says Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal, adding, "We congratulate Punjab Police because they have fought a big battle today."

27 July 2015, 21:15 PM

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said that the timing and methodology of the Gurdaspur terror attack was "eerily similar" to the past incidents in Jammu region. In a series of tweets, Omar wrote, "will be very interested to see what emerges about the identity of the terrorists involved in the Gurdaspur attack this morning. The timing of the attack, methodology and location are all eerily similar to attacks in the border belt of Jammu."

"Where the heck are the bulletproof jackets and helmets? Their knees are better protected than their heads and chests!" he said.

27 July 2015, 20:48 PM

A high alert has been sounded at the border posts in Pithoragarh and Champawat districts, having a 241 km long border with Nepal, in the wake of a terror attack in Gurdaspur district of Punjab today. 

"We have sounded an alert in the district and at all the border posts along the porous Indo-Nepal border, keeping in mind the possibility of terrorists sneaking in from Nepal border into Indian territory. We are coordinating with the SSB, ITBP, Army and local intelligence units in this connection and have instructed the special task operation force officers (SOTF), main force safeguarding the Indo-Nepal border," Pithoragarh SP, Roshan Lal Sharma said.

27 July 2015, 20:44 PM

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today expressed shock and grief over the terror attack in Punjab's Gurdaspur. Condemning the attack, the CM called for greater cooperation and sharing of information between the states to counter such incidents in future which threaten the safety and security of the innocent people - PTI.

27 July 2015, 20:42 PM

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today condemned the terror attack in Gurdaspur district of Punjab, terming it a 'cowardly act', as per PTI. The CM said that the manner in which these heavily armed terrorists went on a rampage and attacked a bus carrying passengers demonstrated their complete disregard of human values and rights.

27 July 2015, 20:41 PM

We will have to unite against divisive forces which perpetrate such dastardly acts, says Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Punjab terror attack.

27 July 2015, 20:39 PM

Because of the nature of the situation in the state, our security forces including the Army, BSF and police is always at an alert, but following the today's terrorist attack in Dina Nagar area of Punjab, we have further beefed up security in the Jammu region, says DIG, Jammu-Kathua range, Ashok Wani.

27 July 2015, 20:38 PM

Security has been beefed up in the entire Jammu region particularly along Indo-Pak border following today's terrorist attack in the Dina Nagar area of neighbouring Punjab. In Jammu city, checking and frisking of vehicles and people have been increased at several checkpoints for incoming vehicles into the city - PTI.

27 July 2015, 20:21 PM

Attack on innocent people in Dinanagar is a highly condemnable and cowardice act of enemies of peace, which shall be handled with iron hand, says Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

27 July 2015, 19:55 PM

As per MHA sources Lashkar-e-Taiba behind Gurdaspur attack. 2 GPS, 3 AK-47, 10 magazines, 2 China made grenades recovered - ANI.

27 July 2015, 19:33 PM

NSA Ajit Doval to meet PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday to brief him on Gurdaspur attack, as per a TV channel.

27 July 2015, 19:29 PM

Security was beefed up across Uttarakhand today in the wake of a terror attack in Gurdaspur district in neighbouring Punjab. Police patrolling around vital installations including railway stations and ISBTs as well as places of tourist interest like the banks of the Ganga in Haridwar and Rishikesh have been stepped up following the terrorist attack in the Punjab town, Uttarakhand DGP B S Sidhu told reporters, as per PTI.

27 July 2015, 19:27 PM

Meeting called by Home Minister Rajnath Singh to discuss  Gurdaspur attack ends.

27 July 2015, 19:21 PM

It is a very serious terror attack: NSA Ajit Doval at North Block on Gurdaspur terror attack.

27 July 2015, 19:15 PM

Punjab CM Prakash Singh Badal holds Cabinet meeting post terror attack in Gurdaspur.

27 July 2015, 19:08 PM

The Pakistani government condemns attack on police station in Punjab on Monday. "Pakistan reiterates its condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations," the statement said, as per Reuters . "We extend heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the government and people of India," it added.

27 July 2015, 18:58 PM

The Assam government sounded a high alert on Monday to thwart any attack by anti-national forces, on a day terrorists killed seven people in Punjab - IANS.

27 July 2015, 18:52 PM

Pakistan has denounced terror attack in Punjab's Gurdaspur, as per a TV channel.

27 July 2015, 18:50 PM

Baljit Singh, the police officer, who was today killed in the gun-battle with terrorists in Gurdaspur district, was a son to a policeman, who too was killed by militants during the height of militancy in Punjab in 1984. Baljit had joined the force in 1985 as ASI following the death of his father, Inspector Achhar Singh, who was killed in a road accident masterminded by terrorists a year earlier.  Besides his wife, Baljit is survived by a son, Maninder Singh (24), daughters Parminder Kaur (22) and Ravinder Kaur (20), as per PTI.

27 July 2015, 18:42 PM

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal pays homage to security personnel martyred in Gudaspure terror attack. He tweeted the following:

27 July 2015, 18:32 PM

Terrorists were carrying were carrying sophisticated weapons, had AK 47s on them: Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini. They also had military clothes, GPS units and were well trained. We have recovered 'Made in China' grenades from them. They were wearing combat fatigues, he added. 

He also said that there is no evidence as of now of Khalistani terror group link to Gudaspur terror attack.

27 July 2015, 18:29 PM

Six trains running on the Amritsar-Pathankot route have been cancelled after the police recovered bombs on the railway tracks following the Gurdaspur terror attack, as per PTI.

27 July 2015, 18:20 PM

Gurdaspur terror attack is a condemnable act of cowardice. My deepest condolences to families of the martyrs & victims who lost their lives, tweets Anandiben Patel, Gujarat CM.

27 July 2015, 18:19 PM

Today people, government and police of Punjab have defeated terrorism, heroic acts of bus driver,civilians and policemen have made us proud. I pay my homage to policemen who have laid their lives in service of our nation while gallantly fighting terrorists in Punjab, tweets  Madhya Pradesh​ CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan.


27 July 2015, 18:16 PM

Meeting called by Home Minister Rajnath Singh to discuss Gurdaspur attack begins.

27 July 2015, 18:15 PM

Chants of 'Punjab police zindabad' heard as Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini speaks to reporters.

27 July 2015, 18:08 PM

Too early to say if the militants came from Pakistan, Punjab Police DGP tells reporters. 

27 July 2015, 18:06 PM

Four security personnel have been killed, including a SP rank operation, confirms Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh. He also said that three civilians and three terrorists have also been killed. 

27 July 2015, 18:03 PM

The militants are suspected to be a part of LeT or Jaish-e-Mohammed: MHA Sources on Gurdaspur attack, as per ANI.

27 July 2015, 17:53 PM

Normalcy is said to be returning to Gurdaspur as locals are back in the streets after the terror operation ends.

27 July 2015, 17:38 PM

Saddened to hear about killings in Gurdaspur. We must unitedly pledge to fight terror. Condolences to families of brave men who lost lives. tweets West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

27 July 2015, 17:33 PM

Ofiicial Twitter handle of Congress posts - "Congress president Sonia Gandhi has unequivocally condemned the terror attack in Gurdaspur in Punjab. Expressing grave concern over rising trend of separatist terror, Gandhi said Congress resolutely stood against such forces and combated it. She extended her condolence to the families of martyred security personnel and others who had lost their lives in the attack. 

27 July 2015, 17:28 PM

Strongly condemn the cowardly attack in Gurdaspur. Terror has no place in a civilized society, it is a weapon of the weak, tweets Anurag Thakur.

27 July 2015, 17:26 PM

10 killed in terror strike including all 3 terrorists and 4 police officers, as per latest report.

27 July 2015, 17:24 PM

We would appeal people that if they see any suspicious person,thing or vehicle,then please contact us, says Rajan Bhagat, Delhi Police PRO.

27 July 2015, 17:21 PM

This happened under umbrella of ISIS, says former Punjab DGP KPS Gill.

27 July 2015, 17:20 PM

Security on high alert at Somnath temple, Gujarat after terror attack in Gurdaspur.

27 July 2015, 17:19 PM

Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called a meeting to discuss Gurdaspur attack at 6 PM. Meeting to be attended by Defence Minister, NSA and officials from security agencies, as per ANI.

27 July 2015, 17:11 PM

As Gurdaspur terror attack ends, victory chants by Punjab SWAT at the spot can be heard: Reports

27 July 2015, 17:10 PM

As per latest reports there were three militants inside the police station complex and all of them have been killed. 

27 July 2015, 17:07 PM

Operation to flush out terrorists from Gurdaspur police station is over: Reports 

27 July 2015, 17:04 PM

As per a report in a leading Daily, Punjab Police personnel said that they heard terrorists shout  Islamic slogans as a gunfight between attackers and security forces in Gurdaspur ensued.

27 July 2015, 16:58 PM

Horrified by and condemn the attack by terrorists on innocents in Dinanagar, Gurdaspur. Confident PMO and govt taking best possible steps. Sure authorities on the ground, with Central officials will defeat designs of attackers. Govt has taken all steps to mitigate damage. The dastardly Gurdaspur attack is terrible shocking and unfortunate for the residents of Gurdaspur. Guilty won't be spared, says Gurdaspur MP Vinod Khanna. 

27 July 2015, 16:35 PM

Condemning today's terror strike in Gurdaspur, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad says, security forces are fully equipped and motivated to counter evil designs of the Pakistani establishment.

Coming down heavily on Pakistan and its terror- manufacturing apparatus, he says India, in the past, has braved numerous attempts aimed at destabilisation or violation of territorial integrity.


27 July 2015, 16:25 PM

Three civilians, four police personnel and 2 militants have been killed until now in Gurdaspur terror attack, reports say.

27 July 2015, 16:23 PM

While offering condolences to the martyred, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi says, it is important for the Centre as well as the state government to take strong action against such terror incidents.

27 July 2015, 16:12 PM

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today says, a red alert has been issued across Assam following a terror attack in Gurudaspur district of Punjab.

27 July 2015, 15:59 PM

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27 July 2015, 15:47 PM

While two terrorists have been gunned down by the security forces, two more militants still continue to be engaged with the forces.

27 July 2015, 15:41 PM

Several activists of the Shiv Sena burn the Pakistani flag to protest "Pak-sponsored" terror attack in Gurdaspur, Punjab.