At least six terrorists attacked an air force base in Punjab’s Pathankot district on Saturday morning. Four terrorists and two security personnel have been killed in the ensuing gunbattle.
The terrorists launched the attack in the wee hours with an aim of destroying the air base, a top security official said.
A group of militants attacked Air Force base at 3:30 AM on Saturday morning, a Defence spokesman said.
The attackers were met with strong resistance from the security personnel who were already alert to the possibility of an attack, top sources said in Delhi, adding that the terrorists therefore could not enter the air base and managed to reach only to the langer area on the outside.
All the four militants have been killed in the battle, SSP R K Bakshi said.
Two IAF personnel was killed and six others injured in the encounter, the security sources said, while giving details of the operation which was overseen by the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.
The attackers are believed to be Pakistani terrorists, sources said.