Union minister Kirren Rijiju said that no one has been taken hostage in the attack that took place at Punjab's Dinanagar town on Monday in which at least four have been reported dead and several others were injured after a group of three to four attackers opened fire at a police station.
"Yes there have been reports about a terror attack at the Punjab border (town) but as of now there is no information regarding hostages being held. We are looking into it and once I get some more information, I will come out with it," Rijiju told IANS.
The minister of state for home affairs also said, "The attacks are really serious. We can't reveal any data right now as the operation is on".
"All the security forces have been alerted. Everyone is on alert. If needed, anyone and everyone will be rushed to the spot," Rijiju said.
The minister further said that the NSG commandos and army personnel have joined the operation at Dinanagar.