Terror Attack in Punjab: 4 Terrorists and 2 Security Officers Killed in Gun Battle in Pathankot


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At least six terrorists attacked an air force base in Punjab’s Pathankot district on Saturday morning. Four terrorists and two security personnel have been killed in the ensuing gunbattle.

The terrorists entered the air base, located 50 kilometers from the border with Pakistan and 200 kilometers from state capital Chandigarh, wearing military uniform. They reportedly used an official vehicle.

The attack is suspected to have been carried out by the terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).

Sources say the attackers, from Bhawalpur in Pakistan, were asked to destroy assets at the base.

The National Security Guard or the NSG has been called in for help. Helicopters have also been dispatched to the area for assistance, senior police officials have said.

A group of terrorists today struck at the Air Force base here in Punjab, triggering an encounter in which two attackers were killed, police said.

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Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir border sealed after the attack.
Firing is still on near the Air Force base Chakki river.
The terrorists, believed to be 4-5 in number, launched the attack at the base in the wee hours.

Gun fire shots can be heard from the both sides, SSP R K Bakshi said, adding that two suspected militants were killed in the battle.

Ground report from Pathankot: Area near air force station cordoned off
At least six terrorists attacked an air force base in Punjab’s Pathankot district on Saturday morning. Two of them have been killed in the ensuing gunbattle with security forces.

The terrorists entered the air base, located 50 kilometers from the border with Pakistan and 200 kilometers from state capital Chandigarh, wearing military uniform. They reportedly used an official vehicle.
Firing began around 3:30 am and is still believed to be underway.
video: ABP news

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