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Kamra Air Base Comes Under Terrorist Attack

Posted by yourpakistan on August 16, 2012

Pakistan Air Force Kamra Air Base came under terrorist attack in the wee hours of Thursday, the PAF spokesman confirmed.

The spokesman said the terrorists attack the Minhas Airbase at 2:10 AM in the night, saying the airbase houses at least 30 fighter aircrafts. The spokesman told that the attackers sneaked into the base from the side Pind Salman Makhan into the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex; however, the prompt retaliation by the security forces stemmed the terrorists’ further advance.

The security forces, cordoning off the entire area, began operation against the terrorists who put up severe resistance resulting in the extremee exchange of gunfire for at least three hours that still continues. Pak Army commandooes are partaking in the action against terrorists who are employing hand grenades.

The sources said the terrorists are nine in number.

It should be mentioned here that Kamra houses Pakistan Aeronautical Complex which is working on at least 30 thunder fighter planes and the sources noted that attacking saboteurs wanted to target Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) fighter jets; however, their advance was cut short by the security forces.

Taking notice of the attack, Federal Interior Minister Rehman A. Malik directed to ramp up security around all airports and airbases and that special focus should be given to the areas of import in Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

The sources informed that the attack was conducted in very organized fashion with Pak Army’s 111-brigade on marks to contain the assault and arrest the terrorists.

The sources likened the attack to the one on Karachi’s PNS Mehran Naval Base on May 22, 2011 with casualties of several Naval personnel. Also, two precious P-3C Orion aircrafts were destroyed in the attack.

Source: SAMAA


One Response to “Kamra Air Base Comes Under Terrorist Attack”

  1. Loyd Hons

    Pakistan Air Force Kamra Air Base came under terrorist attack in the wee hours of Thursday, the PAF spokesman confirmed.

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