Terrorists attack Pathankot Air Force Station in Punjab, 2 killed

In a pre-dawn attack, militants open fire in Pathankot Air Force Station in Punjab early on Saturday morning.

Updated: Jan 02, 2016, 08:01 AM IST
Terrorists attack Pathankot Air Force Station in Punjab, 2 killed

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: In a pre-dawn attack, militants open fire in Pathankot Air Force Station in Punjab early on Saturday morning.

 

As per reports two terrorists have been killed so far in gunbattle between security forces and attackers. The firing is on in the area behind Air Force base. The terrorists, believed to be 4-5 in number, launched the attack at the base in the wee hours.

The entire area has been cordoned off, police said.

 

The attack comes days after PM Narendra Modi's unscheduled visit to Pakistan. It is the second big terror attack in Punjab within less than a year as last year three militants stormed a police station in Diana Nagar before being eliminated after 12 hour gun battle.

Yesterday, five suspected militants abducted an SP and two others and thrashed them before dumping them from vehicle. After the incident a combing operation was launched in the border areas of Pathankot and Gurdaspur districts.