4 killed, 20 injured in Amritsar grenade attack

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4 killed, 20 injured in Amritsar grenade attack
4 killed, 20 injured in Amritsar grenade attack

New Delhi : Four people have been killed and over 20 have been injured in a grenade attack at a Nirankari congregation in Rajasansi area in Punjab's Amritsar district on Sunday, police said.

Nirankari Satsang Bhawan, the attack site, is located just 8 kilometers from the Amritsar airport.

Punjab Director General of Police Suresh Arora rushed to the spot and admitted that it is a "terror act".

"We are taking it as a terror act. This incident is against a group and not an individual. That's why we are taking it as a terror act. We did not have any specific input of a strike against any particular group," he told the media in Adliwal village.

According to the witnesses, two men on motorbike arrived at the site and threw handgranade at the gathering, who was there to offer regular morning prayers.

"Everything happened within a couple of minutes. They got in, threw the grenade and fled," one man told the police.

The attack on Sunday happened amid a high alert issued on November 14 by the Punjab Police regarding the movement of 6-7 terrorists in the state.

Punjab Police Inspector General (Border Range) S.P.S. Parmar said that all angles, about who could be behind the attack, were being investigated.

Recently, it was informed that a group of terrorists has entered the Punjab area and they have a motive to move towards New Delhi and spread terror in India.