No one taken hostage, says Kirren Rijiju

New Delhi: No one has been taken hostage in the militant attack at Punjab's Dinanagar town, said union minister Kirren Rijiju on Monday.

"Yes there have been reports that there was a terror attack at the Punjab border (town) but as of now there is no information regarding hostages being held. We are looking into it and once I get some more information, I will come out with it," Rijiju told IANS.

The minister of state for home affairs also said that "...since the attacks are really serious, we can't reveal any data as of now as the operation is on".

Militants struck at Dinanagar town, leaving at least one person dead.

"All the security forces have been alerted. Everyone is on alert. If needed anyone and everyone will be rushed to the spot," he said.

The minister said that the NSG commandos and army personnel have joined the operation at Dinanagar.

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