Four Indian army personnel were killed in a firing incident at a military station in the Indian border state of Punjab early on Wednesday, officials said, adding that a search for the shooters was in progress.
According to International medi reports, an unknown number of shooters were at large at the Bathinda military station and had ammunition on them.
The incident was “not a terror attack”, and took place in a canteen, a senior police official in Punjab, S.P.S. Parmar told reporters.
As per reports, “Station quick-reaction teams were activated. Area was cordoned off and sealed,” the army said in a statement. “Search operations are in progress. Further details being ascertained.”
The incident took place at 4:35 a.m. (2305 GMT Tuesday), the statement said.
The military station, about 280 km (175 miles) northwest of New Delhi, houses mostly families of soldiers and is a residential army base.