July 30, 2015 / 9:04 AM / 3 years ago

India says Punjab attackers came from Pakistan

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The gunmen who stormed a police station and killed seven people in India’s Punjab came from Pakistan, according to preliminary evidence, India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh told parliament on Thursday.

Security personnel stand at the site of a gunfight in Dinanagar town in Gurdaspur district of Punjab, July 27, 2015. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

In a statement shorn of the nationalist rhetoric the ruling party is known for, Singh warned of a forceful response to any attempt to undermine India’s territorial integrity or security but did not specify any response to Monday’s attack.

The three gunmen were killed after a 12 hour siege.

Reporting by Nigam Prusty; Writing by Frank Jack Daniel; Editing by Douglas Busvine

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