Five die as attackers storm Indian police station

Gurdaspur (India) (AFP) – Indian security forces were Monday battling an attack on a police station near the Pakistan border in which at least five people have been killed.

Authorities said two police officers and three civilians had been confirmed dead in the hours-long siege, which began early Monday in the town of Gurdaspur in the northern state of Punjab.

Deputy police commissioner Abhinav Trikha said the attackers appeared to be holed up in the residential quarters of the police station and were “firing continuously”.

“There were three to four attackers. They were dressed in army uniforms and came in a Maruti car,” he told reporters at the scene.
 
 
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