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Pakistan air base attack: 72 suspects held

Last Updated: Friday, August 17, 2012 - 16:44

Islamabad: The Pakistani Police have arrested 72 suspects from various parts of the federal capital territory during a search operation in the wake of the Kamra air base attack.

Around nine to ten militants, disguised in security forces` uniform, launched an armed attack on the Kamra air base in the wee hours of Thursday.

The intrusion was followed by a gun battle between security forces and assailants, which started at 2 am and continued till 6 am. Pakistan Air Force personnel and SSG Commandoes of the Pakistan Army killed eight militants, reports The Nation.

The militants had made their way into the base from the direction of Pind Salman Makhan.

Kamra is an airbase where the assembling of the JF-17 is carried out. Normally, more than 30 aircraft remain parked at the base at a time.

The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for the attacks.


First Published: Friday, August 17, 2012 - 16:44

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