Pathankot: The gunbattle between terrorists and the security forces near the Indian Air Force base has subsided and combing operations have begun to smoke out the hiding terrorists.
Two IAF personnel were martyred, six were injured and four terrorists killed in the gunbattle that ensued.
According to sources, the terrorists had infiltrated into India three days ago from Bahawalpur in Pakistan.
Earlier today, around five militants in Army fatigue opened fire near the Air Force station here early in the morning today and a massive gunbattle started between the security forces and the attackers.
Security forces had been on high alert since yesterday following the attack on a senior police officer, due to which the attack today morning near the Air Force base was contained in the non-operational area of the base ensuring the safety of the civilians and protecting the Air Force equipments.
Based on the developments of yesterday the Army had sounded an alert accordingly and placed 2 Army Columns, a Special Forces team in the Air Force Station prior to the attack today.
A National Security Guard team has also teamed up with them to foil the terrorist plans.
Meanwhile, top officials have convened an emergency meet at the Air Force Headquarters in Delhi and the situation is being monitored at the highest level.