Mumbai: Former Punjab Police chief Julio F. Ribeiro said Monday’s terror attack in Punjab are “not the normal terrorist strikes” seen in the early 1980s by Khalistani separatists.

“The Khalistanis never indulged in suicide strikes at any target. This is clearly a suicide attack, perpetrated by some known terror groups,” the 86-year-old Ribeiro told IANS.

“It (suicide attack) is a matter of concern. But our people will devise ways and means to confront it,” said the former Mumbai police commissioner who was also India’s ambassador to Romania.

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