Gurdaspur, July 27: After terror attacks at a police station in Gurdaspur in Punjab, security was tightened at the India-Pakistan border. 9 people were killed and several were injured in the attack. The men, dressed in army uniforms, came to Gurdaspur police station in a white Maruti car. Gun shots could be heard in the border town, 20 kilometers from the international border.
Senior Punjab police officer said that the dead included four civilians and 2 policemen. Union Home Minister-Rajnath Singh said that he spoke to the chief of the border security force and instructed him to tighten vigil at the border.
Gurdaspur also borders the warring Jammu and Kashmir state, while Punjab has its own history of militancy. Five bombs were also recovered from the railway tracks in the state, implying planned attacks in the state.
While India accuses Pakistan of training and arming militants in both Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab has fought sikh militantism in the 1980s that led to the assassination of the then Prime Minister-Indira Gandhi.
Her murder was the answer to her decision to flush out militants from the Golden Temple in Amritsar, which is the holiest shrine of the Sikh community.