Punjab attack eerily similar to Jammu attacks, tweets Omar

Updated on Jul 27, 2015 05:49 PM IST
Security along the Pakistani border was tightened by India on Monday after terrorists dressed in army fatigues stormed a police station in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district, killing at least four people and injuring several others.
IANS | By, New Delhi

National Conference president and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah questioned the timing of the Gurdaspur attack and related it to similar attacks in border areas of Jammu region last year.

Writing on microblogging site twitter Abdullah said that the pattern was similar to attacks in border belt of Jammu. ``The timing of the attack, methodology and location, are all eerily similar to attacks in the border belt of Jammu,'' Abdullah wrote..

The former Chief minister further wrote that it will be interesting to know the identity of the militants involved. “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," said Abdullah.

In a series of tweets Abdullah also questioned the fact that the policemen were not wearing bullet proof jackets and helmets. ``Where the heck are the bullet proof jackets and helmets. Their knees are better protected that their heads and chests,'' he added

Militants dressed in army attire attacked a bus, a health centre and a police station in Gurdaspur area of Punjab early Monday morning .
Among the five holed up militants, one was reportedly killed while the rest have still kept army and police on toes.

Early militants in army fatigue reportedly crossed the border at Hiranagar in Jammu and entered Punjab in a white Maruti 800 they hijacked.

In November last year in a similar attack gunmen wearing army uniform attacked an army base in Arnia in Jammu region.

Twelve people including five civilians were killed in the attack.

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