Injured police in the back of a vehicle. Photo: courtesy The Indian Express

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Eleven people were killed including three militants and five others injured after militants attacked multiple places in Punjab early Monday morning, including in Dinanagar town.

A senior police Punjab police official confirmed to Newsblaze on Monday evening that the operation against the militants has ended and all the three militants were eliminated.

It has been 13 years since the previous attack in the Punjab.

Officials said that 3 militants carried several attacks in Gurdaspur city. They hijacked a car and fired at a bus and the stormed a police station.

“The operation to flush out the militants ended on Monday evening,” a senior police official said.” In total eight people were killed, which includes three civilians and five policemen.”

Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh said he had spoken to Punjab Chief Minister Shri Prakash Singh Badal who apprised him of the developing situation in Gurudaspur. He also spoke to the Home Secretary and NSA and advised that security forces rushed to the spot.

He issued three tweets, including this one:

Former JK Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, also tweeted about the attack.  “Will be very interested to see what emerges about the identity of the terrorists involved in the Gurdaspur attack this morning,” he said.

“The timing of the attack, methodology & location are all eerily similar to attacks in the border belt of Jammu,” he said in another tweet.