Forces foil attack on Quetta airbases

2014-08-14 22:30:23 | Al Muslim News
Forces foil attack on Quetta airbases

 

Police battled gunmen armed with automatic weapons, grenades and wearing suicide vests after thwarting two separate attacks on military airbases, killing eight of the attackers. 14 people including 12 security officials also sustained injuries in the the shootouts. Officials said Samungli airbase, which is used by the Pakistan Air Force, and Khaild military airbase were the targets of the attack, and said fighting was ongoing nearby. The military airbases are some 12 kilometres (seven miles) apart in Quetta. "Exchange of fire is going on near both the airbases, six terrorists have so far been killed," Sarfaraz Bugti, provincial home minister told AFP. "The target of the attacks were both the airbases but police and security forces thwarted the attacks," Bugti added. Mohammad Amlish, provincial police chief told AFP seven security personnel including four police, and three soldiers have been wounded in the gunbattle..

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