NEW DELHI: The gun-bearing men who attacked a police station killing seven people in India’s Punjab entered from Pakistan, in the light of preliminary evidence, India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on the Floor on Thursday.
The gunmen disguise in military fatigues opened fired at police station and killed at least 10 people that also included three civilians in India’s Punjab state on Monday and being shot dead after a 12-hour long cross fire with security forces in a small-town police station nearby the border with Pakistan.
It was a first attack of that sort in the state in the period of up to 10 years where attackers shot dead a roadside vendor and strove to hijack a bus before opening fires on the police station, said the witnesses.
Earlier, opposing the rumours saying the assault may have been carried out by Sikh separatists, the Indian Punjab police chief claimed on Tuesday that the three gunmen among those attackers were Muslim but as yet unidentified.
On the other hand, Pakistan had strongly condemned the attack in a statement and extended condolences to the government and people of India, rejecting the speculations that the gunmen had come from Pakistan.