According to Times of India, six civilians were killed in the attacks, while another four people were injured. According to an Indian Intelligence Bureau source, all of the policemen inside the building could have been killed, IBN reports.
Police brought in reinforcements and cordoned off the area after the attackers managed to take over the police station. Army commandos and a Quick Response Team (QRT) have also been called in.
The army has taken over the command of the operation to capture the militants as they remain holed up in police quarters, engaging in a firefight with authorities.
According to India’s ANI news agency, at least one suspected militant was killed in the ongoing operation.
Schools and colleges in the area have been closed until the situation in Gurdaspur is resolved.
3 killed & 4 injured in suspected terror attack in Gurdaspur (Visuals of the car which was reportedly used by gunmen) pic.twitter.com/Z9rt54POxq
— ANI (@ANI) July 27, 2015
Terrorist attack at Dina Nagar, Punjab. Army deployed after Punjab Police failure pic.twitter.com/fkHqCoEWHo
— Rashtriyawadi Sena (@rashtriyawadi) July 27, 2015