Gunmen attack Indian air base near Pakistan

A small group of heavily armed attackers has opened fire inside Pathankot air force base in Punjab, close to the Pakistani border. The suspected Islamist militants wore army uniforms, a security official said.

At least four of the attackers and two soldiers were killed during the shootout at the military compound early Saturday, sources in the Indian defense ministry said.
The authorities were searching the area for any remaining shooters.

“Two of the attackers were killed in the initial exchange of gunfire, but we can’t confirm if more have been killed,” senior police official H S Dhillon told the AFP news agency, following reports that four gunmen had been killed.

 

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