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Gunmen in India Kill at Least 5 in Attack on Bus and Police Station

Gunmen in India Kill at Least 5 in Attack on Bus and Police Station

Gunmen dressed in Indian Army uniforms opened fire on a civilian bus and then took over a police station in the northern state of Punjab early on Monday, killing at least five people, the police said, in a region that has been mostly calm since India quelled a Sikh insurgency there two decades ago.The police also reported finding five bombs wired to a railroad track in the area, causing train services to be suspended.The gunmen were killed late in the day, after a shootout with police that continued for almost 12 hours, said Havaldar Prit Pal Singh, an official in Gurdaspur, a district near the international border with Pakistan and the state border with Jammu and Kashmir.Home Minister Rajnath Singh said he had ordered that security be increased on the border between India and Pakistan.It remained unclear who the gunmen were. Though similar commando-style attacks are regularly carried out by Islamic militants in Jammu and Kashmir, to the north, it is unusual to see them in Punjab, which is heavily Sikh.

Source: Gunmen in India Kill at Least 5 in Attack on Bus and Police Station – The New York Times