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Six gunmen killed in attack on Pakistan air base

Islamabad - Pakistan Army spokesman Major General Asim Bajwa said the terrorists launched an attack on a Pakistan Air Force base, Xinhua news agency reported.


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Published: Fri 18 Sep 2015, 7:31 AM

Last updated: Fri 18 Sep 2015, 3:02 PM

Six terrorists were killed after they attacked the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) camp in Peshawar town early Friday, an official said.
Director-General Inter Services Public Relations Major-General Asim Bajwa tweeted that two security forces personnel have been injured in the exchange of fires, one of whom has been identified as Major Haseeb of the Quick Reaction Force.
The attack was carried out by a group of seven to 10 terrorists, Dawn online quoted Bajwa as saying.
Following the attack, a heavy contingent of the QRF reached the spot. Exchange of fire was on. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police have cordoned-off the area.
The official said terrorists attacked the guard room at the camp early in the morning. The QRF reached the scene and surrounded the attackers, isolating them.
Bajwa confirmed that around seven to 10 terrorists had attempted to break into the camp. The terrorists had been engaged and contained around the guard room area of the camp.
He said a clearance operation is underway for more hidden terrorists.

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