Militants attack Pakistan Air Force base in Peshawar,six Militants killed

Militants attack Pakistan Air Force base in Peshawar,six Militants killed

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959024-PakistanarmyAFP-1442549147-665-640x480Peshawar,(Dawn)September 18,2015:-The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) camp at Inqalab road in Peshawar's Badaber area has come under attack early Friday.

Six militants have been killed in an exchange of fire with security forces, “As per initial information, seven to 10 terrorists tried to break deep in the base” but troops managed to contain them, military spokesman Major General Asim Bajwa said in a tweet..

Two security forces personnel were injured in the exchange of fire, one of whom has been identified as Major Haseeb of the Quick Reaction Force (QRF). He was evacuated to Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Bajwa said.

The attack was carried out by a group of seven to 10 terrorists, the DG ISPR said.

Following the attack, a heavy contingent of the QRF reached the spot. An exchange of fire between the militants and security forces took place. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police have cordoned off the area.

Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan spokesperson Muhammad Khurasani claimed responsibility for the attack in an email sent to journalists.

The DG ISPR said terrorists attacked the guard room at the camp early in the morning. The QRF reached the scene and surrounded the attackers, isolating them.(Dawn)