Pakistani Air Force personnel cordon the main entrance of the air force base following an attack in Kamra about 60 kilometres northwest of Islamabad on August 16, 2012. –AFP Photo

ATTOCK: The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for an attack on a Pakistani military airbase early Thursday, which left 10 people dead, including a soldier, and damaged at least one Air Force aircraft.

The militant assault renews questions about security at key military installations, particularly at a base which has been attacked before.

Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan claimed nine heavily armed TTP militants stormed the PAF Minhas airbase at Kamra, located about 70 kms from the capital Islamabad in Punjab’s Attock city, sparking an intense gun battle lasting almost five hours.

“The attack was launched from two different sides. A team of four members entered from one side and five from the other and than they launched a collective attack inside the camp,” Ehsan told Dawn.com, speaking from an undisclosed location, confirming that all nine attackers were killed in the assault.

The militant spokesman further claimed that they had achieved their targets and killed “more than a dozen security personnel” inside the base.

PAF officials also confirmed all nine militants had been killed, however, they said only one Pakistani soldier, Mohammad Asif, had lost his life in the attack.

The Taliban spokesman also claimed the attackers had destroyed three JF-17 thunder aircraft as well.

PAF officials said that only one of aircraft at the base was damaged in the attack.

Several squadrons of fighters and surveillance planes are believed to be housed at Kamra’s Minhas base. Officials also confirmed that over 30 planes were parked at the base, including state-of-the-art JF-17 Thunder fighter jets.

The airbase is a heavily guarded compound with the air force’s Kamra Aeronautical Complex also in its vicinity, where Pakistan assembles and overhauls JF-17 Thunder fighter jets in collaboration with China. According to reports, at least 11 Chinese engineers were working at the Kamra Aeronautical Complex.

All Chinese and others foreign engineers and technicians involved in co-production of Chinese and Pakistan JF-17 Thunder aircraft project were shifted to a high profile secure location, official sources told Dawn.com, adding that the engineers were not present near the attack area.

Early morning attack

Although the attack took place at about 2 am, it is likely many of the soldiers on the base were awake for prayers or breakfast during the fasting month of Ramazan.

“The base has been cleared. The operation has been completed,” a PAF spokesman said after over five hours of fierce gun battle between militants and Pakistani military commandos.

Although the TTP spokesman claims the militants attacked the base from two sides, it was not clear how the attackers managed to enter the sprawling base.

The gunmen disguised themselves in uniforms armed with automatic weapons, grenades and suicide vests, the air force said.

“Other miscreants then fired RPGs from outside the base boundary wall. As a result one PAF aircraft got damaged,” it added in a statement.

Special Forces and police were scrambled to the scene. Gunfire, rocket and hand grenade explosions were heard during heavy clashes. One officer told news agency AFP that he saw flames after waking up for his pre-dawn meal.

“There was an announcement by megaphone for soldiers not to move from the barracks and we were forbidden from going to the area where I saw the fire,” he said.

“The attackers were wearing security force uniforms but I can’t specify of which force uniform they were wearing,” he added. “One body of a suicide bomber strapped with explosives has been found close to the impact area.”

Base commander, Air Commodore Muhammad Azam, who led the operation against the attackers, was wounded, but is in stable condition, said the spokesman. One other security official also received injuries.

Revenge for bin Laden’s death

Taliban spokesman Ehsan claimed the militant organisation had carried out the attack “to avenge the deaths of Osama bin Laden, the TTP Amir Baitullah Mehsud and other fighters who had been killed by the Pakistani security forces.”

Pakistani forces are fighting a challenging war on their soil against Islamist militants based, including al Qaeda and its offshoots and Pakistan’s own version of Taliban militants.

The spokesman claimed the Taliban would continue to target security installations “until the establishment of a true Islamic state in Pakistan.”

Investigations ordered

Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt has ordered investigation into the incident.

The Air Chief Marshal summoned a meeting today at Air headquarter Islamabad to analyse the situation after the attack and to mull over the initial intelligence reports. The meeting would be attended by top leadership of Pakistan Air Force.

Chief of Kamra aeronautical complex and Base Commander will brief the meeting.

The government and military’s top leadership, including President Asif Ali Zardari, Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaque Pervez Kayani and Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf were notified of the attack, and the operation was being closely monitored by the army chief.

President Zardari strongly condemned the attack and expressed government’s resolve to eliminate terrorism.

Intel of possible attack

In recent weeks, military intelligence had warned of the possibility of such an attack on military installations. However, there was no specific information about an attack being targeted at the Kamra base.

This is not the first time that Kamra has been the target of a militant attack.  On Oct 23, 2009, a suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance of the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex in Kamra. Two security officers and six other people were killed in the attack.

Last year, six Taliban gunmen attacked a naval base in Pakistan’s biggest city Karachi to avenge the killing of Osama bin Laden. At least 10 military personnel were killed and 20 wounded in the 16-hour assault.

—Zahir Shah Sherazi and Mubashir Zaidi contributed to this report.

 

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Comments (247)

Sara
August 16, 2012 12:01 pm
The question to ask is....who (i.e. Country, groups etc) benefited from this attack?
rajivlochan
August 16, 2012 12:01 pm
Great job done very efficiently. Hats off to those guarding the base. Pray that they continue to do a good job in the future too.
ali abbas
August 17, 2012 3:42 pm
Where are Imran Khan, Nawaz Sharif and JI leaders? Why dont they categorically reject Talibans and instead of criticizing govt at every end, join hands with the GOVT and committ themselves to fight this cancer. Above all what is out military and ISI doing? Why ISI is busy hatching conspiracy against their own govt and are giving terrorists a free hand to do whatever they want? Where is media in all this debates? instead of sensationalizing these affairs why dont they categorically announce that Talibans have no place in Pakistan and educate masses that dont be tempted by ourwardly "religious" facade of these terorrist outfits?
Tahir
August 16, 2012 9:46 am
we did not sow this ... but, yes, we are reaping America's filth
A shah
August 16, 2012 9:59 am
Being a common man if i can notice so many huge Afghan bungalows in fact they call it Qillas in manser area close to Kamra why they can not see it where nobody is allowed (police or even Pakistanis) to go to those places which is so close yet so dangerous to such a high profile defense institutions we need to convey this message to Army chief to get details of these people who had already got fake NIC's as well send them back to where they belong in fact what i have noticed is that they have made small afghan cantonments close to every city where there is defense assets just a food for thought for the defense guys.
Gerry D'Cunha
August 16, 2012 10:00 am
Everyone knows who is financially supporting TTP, but scared to mention their name because their aid will be stopped. Remember, this very country by financially supporting TTP are stabbing Pakistan on their back and many innocent muslims who are their targets. Name and shame them for the sake of your people and the future generation.
Ali
August 18, 2012 9:58 am
Dear General Kayani, with all due respect, you have a go ahead from all the politicians and you keep saying that you need proper time and resources. Can you please prepare a list of the requirements needed to eliminate these terrorist so we can collect money if USA aid is insufficient?
urooj zaidi
August 16, 2012 9:34 am
Well Done Pakistani Cammandos. Inshallah we will soon get rid of these Taliban.
khan
August 16, 2012 9:34 am
Pakistan Army is fighting for America, that is clear that is why Taliban are attacking them
Nhz
August 16, 2012 9:28 am
LONG LIVE PAK ARMY, PAF, PAK NAVY......
RANA TAHIR
August 16, 2012 9:26 am
MAY THE SOUL OF BELOVED SOLDIER REST IN PEACE WHO SACRIFICE HIS LIFE FOR THE SAKE OF THE SURVIVAL AND HONOR OF HIS COUNTRY . . . .
saleem
August 16, 2012 9:24 am
chickens coming home to roost! sad for the forces personnel killed
Guest
August 16, 2012 9:25 am
India is planning to launch Mars mission and we can not control group of terrorist. shame of our leaders.
Waseem
August 16, 2012 9:22 am
Long live Army, Long live Pakistan.
Khan
August 16, 2012 9:23 am
Actions are unfolding one after another to keep engaged our army and peoples .........staged activity to creat cause for more droen attacks and North waziristan operation.
M Fahim
August 17, 2012 11:00 am
Good job by the JAWANS.... they again showed that we were not weak, we could deal any situation...... May God rest the departed soul in peace..... Pakistan Zindabad.....
napak
August 16, 2012 12:58 pm
The Taliban version of the story is more trustworthy than PAF's.
napak
August 16, 2012 12:57 pm
Pakistan Army.
jerry
August 16, 2012 12:18 pm
the religious parties ? are they not pro -nation ? are they sleeping !
Waqas
August 16, 2012 12:53 pm
And PTI like to talk with these fanatics...
Daniyal
August 16, 2012 12:52 pm
Really sad for the loss of 1 soldier. :(
Naqi baig Hazara
August 17, 2012 10:15 am
Salam! Ab pani sar se upar ja chuki hai, Pakistani awam aur government ko chahiye ke is attack ko bahot seriously aur sanjeedgi se le, Taliban ik cancer hai jo mulk ko ka rahi hai, is cancer kho kaat kar penk dena hoga warna ALLAH na kare agar ye cancer mulk me pail gayee to hamari qaum aur mulk ko bahot nuqsan hogi. In ki ye jurrat qabil e nazar andar nahi. fight for Pakistan to the last drop of blood. Pakistan zindabad
Shiraz
August 16, 2012 12:41 pm
This is what you get when you are paid by the Americans to kill your own people. First, US/NATO soldiers blatantly murder Pakistani soldiers at Salala. Then, you have such attacks sponsored by outsiders. Militants have sanctuaries in Afghanistan. Pakistanis need to wake up and quit the war on terror. The US imposed war on terror has destroyed Pakistan.
@MohammedAbbasi
August 16, 2012 12:40 pm
Now Pakistanis will make excuses for the violent mullahs who tearing Pakistan and its future apart... May Allah swt bless the Shaheed soldier and wake Pakistanis up to the sick disgusting vile Mullahism that is destroying Pakistan and bringing dishonour to Islam and Muslims worldwide!
Muhammad Waqas
August 16, 2012 12:38 pm
Too sad to read all this..... but i dont think so TTP is invloved in this attack because they are not organized as that attack was, there is a huge planning behind this attack and i think so US is involved in that attack. Another question arises from where they got so much ammunition with which they aer able to continue the fighting up to 5 hours. There is a big security lap at our army installations and also this is the failure of ISI and intellegence. Thanks to pak army commandos for that operation
VOW
August 16, 2012 12:28 pm
Im wondering ,how can such enemies of Pakistan enter such a high security area>???////////
khurshid
August 16, 2012 12:37 pm
Viki, Amen brother. The peoples of our two nations must support the efforts to emancipate people and fight against poverty, exploitation and ignorance and let people worship whatever they wish to believe and hold sacred.
Nargis
August 16, 2012 12:36 pm
Than why do they not stop giving visa to foreign spies and agents?
Viki
August 16, 2012 12:19 pm
we need sensible people like on both sides... one thing to learn from these attacks that when a bomb explodes its kills people like someones brothers, sister, lonely beard and butter earner with out differentiating between religion. region cast....poor or rich. All Indians pray to their respective Gods that these died brave soul rest in peace. these shaheed showed the real meaning of Jihad i.e. die to save other, it does not mean to kill other for own benefit.
Raza
August 16, 2012 11:56 am
Bravo PAF. You never let us down, Live long Pakistan, Live long PAF!
A Pirzada
August 16, 2012 11:53 am
Shoud the Kayani, the founder of NRO who has brought more defeats/insults in his 'extended' tenure than any other chief should consider do the honourable thing and resign?
yaqoot
August 16, 2012 11:53 am
NO NO get your facts straight my freind these seeds were sown by the USA not Pakistan.
Raza
August 16, 2012 11:52 am
Suhail, 100% agreed. PAF never let us down!
Inayat
August 16, 2012 11:51 am
Allah Pakistan ki hifazat kary, Ameen
Adeel
August 16, 2012 11:49 am
says Fox news
MAJanjua
August 16, 2012 11:48 am
It is obvious who is providing logistics support, arms, training ETC like sun and if still some people are confused about it Allah may guide us.
Jan
August 16, 2012 12:14 pm
You mean Paki demons can go and kill their babies and women but they should not fight back?
Raoul Ciao
August 16, 2012 11:24 am
.....could the hatred of OTHERS in Pakistan have driven your security to arm terrorists earlier and support them, hoping that they will fight an undisclosed war with neighbours? Could that be the reason, sir?
Raoul Ciao
August 16, 2012 11:20 am
yes there is ....the Power behind this .... the hatred of people like you who are ready to accept terrorists if they kill someone else, and once they kill yours', they then become bad terrorists. Think again where this has led.
JUNAID
August 16, 2012 11:20 am
Dear Baig Sb, When somebody equiped himself with suside jackets, it is very difficult to catch them live. and as far as with the current problem is concerned this is a chain with Mehran Base Attach in which the militant target was to destroy Naval Survilliance System and they successfully completed their job, but on the other hand, these milliants also target survillance system of PAF but they had totally fail to do so. Think about it that who is afrade with out survillance system. Talban is afrade with our fighter aircrafts but actually INDIA afraid with out survillance system.
dibolic
August 16, 2012 11:19 am
nice one bro :) We have lots of facebook clicling policy makers lol and dont forget about coffee shop revolutionaries Well done DEfenders hats off
Tahir Ali
August 16, 2012 11:16 am
We all stand by with Pakistan armed forces. Security forces and Pakistani nationals should understand now that we need one big operation against these uncultured and uneducated wild inslamists. Go and get them before they get us. Sad to read all.
Raoul Ciao
August 16, 2012 11:16 am
IK has said already - Do not Start a war against them, after Kayani's indep Day address.....he wants to talk to them .
Yawar
August 16, 2012 11:16 am
these incidents will keep on happening as long as we continue beleiving that this is not Pakistan's war
Chaturvedi D, India
August 16, 2012 11:15 am
May the soul of departed brave soldier rest in peace. I trust people in Pakistan must realise that what a heavy price is being paid by innocent citizens for state professing of terrorism Well protected are not harmed but peace loving one
Raoul Ciao
August 16, 2012 11:15 am
Khurshid, you are telling the truth. It doesn't stand a chance. The nation loves conspiracy theories.....
tim
August 16, 2012 11:14 am
Long live Pakistan, Pakistan came in to being on 27th Ramazan so Inshah Allah it is to stay for ever. We need to be steadfast and strong in will Power.
@ssurmeds
August 16, 2012 11:14 am
i wonder why ur score is -114 for speaking the truth and heart ..
Irfan
August 16, 2012 10:41 am
These so called militants cannot be protectors and preachers of Islam - shame on them and may Allah wipe these terrorist from the face of the earth once and for all - attacking Muslim brothers in the holy month of Ramadhan cant be justified whatever the reason may be.
atif
August 16, 2012 10:38 am
Do you ever question yourself from where these extremist are getting automatic weapons from to attack us.there has to be from foreign source.
onspot.pk
August 16, 2012 10:30 am
they are sponsored by foreigners in their all the advanced weaponry.
Faisal
August 16, 2012 10:29 am
In that case why are the attacking only those aircraft that can only be used against India or any other hi tech conventional threat!!
Foobra
August 16, 2012 10:29 am
My respect and gratitude goes to our brave soldiers who successfully defended the lives of their fellow comrades and the property of Pakistan. My heartfelt condolences go to the family of the soldier who was gave his life defending his land. May Allah forgive his sins and grant him jannah. Ameen.
falak
August 16, 2012 10:28 am
Lol. Its amazing how Indians never have their own newspapers to read....obsessed with Pakistan
sarah
August 16, 2012 10:10 am
like seriously how did they cross the security,no one saw or tried to stop them..itz a security lapse.i dont knw when pakistan will wake up..
saleem
August 16, 2012 10:09 am
no more keep quite! call spade a spade.
R C Desai
August 16, 2012 10:09 am
Condolences to people of pakistan. Armed forces of Pakistan and people should unite and destoy totally these enemies of their country . Govrnment of India should extend all the help to such efforts.
Najam Yusuf
August 16, 2012 10:08 am
this is because of our general attitude towards job,in punjabi 'Dung Tapao 'from top to bottom , generally in all sectors ,specially in Government Sector,both civil and Military
sarah
August 16, 2012 10:07 am
i truly agree with you...america is trying to get hands on our nuclear plant...
aqsa
August 16, 2012 10:44 am
attack at kamra at such on religious occasion clearly convey the message that they are neither muslims nor pakistani just toys in the hands of anti pakistan and anti islam......v r with u brothers n congratulation Sepoy Muhammad Asif shaheed
zoxo100
August 16, 2012 10:01 am
This Tehreek e kafiroon (TKP) has attacked the airforce base to damage planes which means to weaken pak air defense against enemies. So TKP is working for the enemies of pakistan-they should be hunted down ruthlessly and relentlessly. Even the holy month of ramazan has not been spared by these kafirs. Villagers who give themselves purpose in life by challenging the state for a governance of terror. There is nothing Islamic in their preachings or deeds. Simple kafirs, thats all. This time the armed forces were prepared. All TKP were killed, salute to our shaheeds.
Muneeb Ahmed
August 17, 2012 10:26 am
Long live Pakistan Armed Forces. The only organization in the country with the sense of responsibility. I donot wish for the dictatorship but i wish that our forces can mingle to get Pakistan out of the deep slump we are in right now.
ali abbas
August 17, 2012 3:45 pm
What "other enemy". Talibans are the enemies of Muslims and all humanity. Stop pretending that "killing enemies" with Taliban tactics should be tolerated. These people have no place in civil societies.
rehan1975
August 17, 2012 2:44 pm
No fault of Islam , is it now ? Secularism is no solution at all . And "modern" can have so many meanings , right ? US is modern , so is Malaysia ...and to some even Turkey is "modern".. it is all up to you what you mean by "modern" .. and I am not sure what you mean modern regarding women ....mind elaborating on that ?
tarik
August 17, 2012 11:46 am
your reaction shows that you people can never be friends of Pakistan. While you point fingers on Pakistan for Kashmir trouble ,don't forget the hundred of thousands of innocent Kashmiree civilians killed by your brute soldiers, hundreds of women raped and thousands still missing. if you have any doubts than visit the unmarked graves in Kashmir and ask for the amnesty international account on your crimes. shall i remind you of of your disgraceful and inhuman conduct in Gujarat massacre and samjota express incident.
raika45
August 17, 2012 10:43 am
Can you name one Islamic country that is modern in character and views regarding women? One modern muslim country that accepts all the sub sects of Islamic followers and live in peace?One modern muslim country that gives equal regard and respect to other religions? I can go on and on, but this should be enough for now.No offence meant.
saleem
August 16, 2012 9:19 am
and local symapthisers and supporters
Charlie
August 16, 2012 9:19 am
Well said.
asma
August 16, 2012 10:26 am
they are all brainwashed from when they are really young boys who sometimes have no families or homes to go to...the TTP are cruel and care about nothing except their horrible hate-infusing ideas. PAKISTAN is sooo different from the TTP...we need to get rid of them. Just have no tolerance for any kind of extremism in our society. TTP does not want Pakistan's betterment. They are not Pakistan, and they will never get my Pakistan.
FRA
August 16, 2012 10:21 am
Warning to Pakistan, stay away from North Waziristan
Qudsi
August 16, 2012 10:19 am
He will be very right in saying that.
omer farooq
August 16, 2012 11:14 am
A sad event! But just for reflection...what would the homes of muslims look like after drone attacks? What would be the feeling of the relatives and friends of a family killed inside their home while the guardians standby and allow america to dissimate innocents? The very people who took pride for hosting our soldiers and being unpaid guardians of borders and who always stood by us and our soldiers are now blowing themselves up against us! This is the end result of years of shameful subjugation to american policies and treatment of the tribal areas as a hunting ground. This must end...we must shun the american approach and reconcile...otherwise these pathans will do everything to avenge their killed and dishonoured ones! All this wile pakistan prepares for an american sponsored onslaught on north waziristan!
Raoul Ciao
August 16, 2012 11:13 am
whty? Is North Waziristan a separate country or part of Pakistan?
Yawar
August 16, 2012 11:12 am
thats right, blame the Interior Minister, sit back, relax and watch our beloved country get destroyed
Imran Baig
August 16, 2012 10:50 am
They need to be eliminated.
Abdul Jabbar
August 16, 2012 10:44 am
Those who support Taliban including old & new politicians should open their eye. It is a shame full act of so called Taliban. TTP people are non Muslims & are the enemy no1 of Ummah. Down with them & should be screwed like in Torabora. Long Live Pakistan. Long Live Pakistanis. Long Live PAF-Pak Army.
abc
August 16, 2012 11:03 am
I think without informer's help terrorists can not enter such a secured place, the thing is that informer is within us!!! INDEED...........
Bang-e-Jamshaid
August 16, 2012 11:42 am
May Allah help IK to end this war. May the soul of our murdered soldier rest in peace.
M D
August 16, 2012 11:41 am
Only 8-10 terrorists made a huge impact at air base.. what if they have come in hundreds ??? The base would have been demolished... There is not a single logical explanation for how they have entered such a high profile base .. What if next day (Allah na karay) some country attacks the base... will our army be still sleeping?? Recall the event of 1965 where the indians entered Lahore and our army didnt know they have arrived but the lahoris took charge of the situation and informed the authorities....
SHAH KHAN
August 16, 2012 11:39 am
Shukar Alhamdullilah that Allah give such a strength and dedication to our loving forces to protect our country. May Allah give you our prays and lives to keep safe Pakistan for our coming generation. SSSSAAALLLLUUUUTTTTT to our brothers. These TTP or whatever and their so called ignorant thoughts are damaging internationally pakistan's image. O Allah Protect our Pakistan. Love you all and a big kiss to mere des ki mitti.
Joseph Provine
August 16, 2012 1:19 am
As you sow, so shall you reap -- Pakistan. Too bad!
nayyar51
August 16, 2012 11:34 am
The nation demands the resignation of the defense minister over the loss of men and material during the terrorist's attack, at the Air Force  base Kamra. Mr. Defense Minister, if it's not a security lapse then is  it a security proof that a very precious plane has been hit and set ablaze, inside the complex? Mr. Defense Minister, don't hide yourself behind the statement that it was not a security lapse. And as an honourable man, you must resign for the nation's loss of men and material, right inside the heart of the military complex Kamra. 
Omar
August 16, 2012 1:33 am
Khuda Ghaarat karay taliban ko...they are enemies of Islam and Pakistan.
zee
August 16, 2012 1:40 am
Allah khair karey....
AHK
August 16, 2012 1:42 am
Alhumdo Lillah, our forces have managed to end the attack. 5 or 6 militants killed and one suicide bomber. The forces should disclose identity of attackers and their source.
Ikram
August 16, 2012 1:50 am
It's time to eliminate them once and for all. These terrorists have done enough harm to Pakistan. Let's get serious and eliminate them.
fatima
August 16, 2012 2:02 am
Pakistan Air Force Zindabad !!!!
Haider
August 16, 2012 2:09 am
May the departed souls rest in peace. Salute to the soldiers who laid down their lives. Whether or not one fully agrees with this war, there is no escaping the fact the soldiers fighting the war represent ME as a Pakistani and I need to be firmly standing behind them.
krishna prasad
August 16, 2012 2:10 am
difficult to digest this insanity in the name of religion. What would these illiterate souls achieve when they blow themselves? Sorry for misleading these wonderful humans by insane groups in the name of God.
Conscientious
August 16, 2012 2:11 am
How long Pakistan will suffer this terrorism?
Ali
August 16, 2012 2:12 am
What is all this? Is there an end to this?
Karim
August 16, 2012 2:14 am
I wish couple of these terrorists had been captured alive so we could get some intelligence on their group.
Usman Yousaf
August 16, 2012 2:15 am
May Pakistan live long
Badar
August 16, 2012 2:16 am
Pakistan's enemies are very dedicated. They need to be defeated at all costs. We all should be thankful to those security forces men who laid their lives today so Pakistan is safe. We should all pray for them and their families.
Ali
August 16, 2012 2:20 am
Now the Zaid Hamid "type" conspiracy theorist will blame India, Zionist and USA for this attack...
Tauseef
August 16, 2012 2:22 am
Job Well Done by our soldiers. Pak Army Zindabad
aessa
August 16, 2012 2:23 am
Pak Armed Forces must take care of the militants to the last soul. They, in the name Islam, have ruined the country. i do not understand which Islam do they believe in. Hurahs to the brave men & women in Pak Armed Forces uniforms. Almighty Allah be with you at every step of the way. Pak Sar Zamin Shadbad!
junaid
August 16, 2012 2:32 am
automatic weapons and stuff! shud we not know who did it?
tariq
August 16, 2012 2:32 am
Very sad news. But highly appreciated to PAF security personeel .
Yawar
August 16, 2012 2:36 am
I think we are the only country in the world that protects the privacy of those that threaten our national security. Please change this norm. Make public as much information on the attackers as possible. We need to know exactly who the enemy is.
Shuja Canada
August 16, 2012 2:39 am
We are highly proud of our Army, Airforce ,Navy , We highly depend on them with ALLAHs blessing . ALLAH bless our ARMY, AIRFORCE , NAVY JAWANS.
Ali G
August 16, 2012 2:42 am
Thanks, Zia-ul-haq!
msm
August 16, 2012 12:14 pm
the insurgents in Syria and elsewhere have the same source of weapons and logistics.
Adnan
August 16, 2012 2:51 am
This shows professionalism by our armed forces..Bravo PAF....Base commander was leading the operation, a great example. we must salute the Shaheed and the Ghazis...you made us Proud...GOD bless our country and armed forces...but this defeat and a failed operation by terrorists will send a message to there handlers..that even on 27th of Ramzan and Sehri time, our forces are active and ready to fight....GOD bless our forces.
skl
August 16, 2012 12:13 pm
Dead bodies are very authentic proof too. Why can't Pakistan find the origin, groups and logistics supporters from these dead bodies? I mean through DNA profiling and good old human intels.
Imran
August 16, 2012 2:56 am
What have we done to our beloved Pakistan. How did it come to this. Lets get together as one nation, lets rid ourselves of these corrupt rulers in the next election (assuming those elections will be free and fair) and lets elect a sincere and patriotic group of people so that the process of national reconciliation can begin.
muzammil raza
August 16, 2012 3:01 am
i don't know how long we will have to fight a war not our own. how many lives we will have to give and take. why the legislature and the ruling junta doesn't devise a policy to stabilize peace in the motherland despite only securing their immunities.
Moiz
August 16, 2012 3:04 am
It is next to impossible to stop fanatic attacks. Well done PAF. Allah has been very kind. May Allah keep all of Pakistan safe from fanatics, terrorists, extremists and their foreign Masters.
Azhar Chaudhry
August 16, 2012 3:05 am
Another failure of our intelligence agencies..........Interior minister should wake up. Is he still in deep sleep?
orion
August 16, 2012 3:16 am
When is it going to end? How is it possible forjust seven militants to enter a highly secure facilit y?Is Pakistan loosing its battle against these militant pigs?People of Pakistan are you just going to standby and watch your country getting picked apart by these militant pigs? Stand up fight back with brute force because that is the only language bullies understand.Now is not the time to offer the other cheek, too much innocent blood has been shed, too many brothers, sisters,husbands and sons have lost their lives in fighting this enemy from within.
Pakistan
August 16, 2012 3:21 am
Attack around Aug 14 shows a very clear anti-Pakistan force behind the attack. Has Pak Army learned anything from Meharn base? Any Joe, Blow can wear army's uniform and walk into the most secured compound of the country. What is safe in Pakistan at the moment? What Army is waiting for? Why hasn't they leveled the areas where terrorists are working. It is time for Pakistanis to wake up. Most of the mosques are working against a modern and secular Pakistan. They rather have no Pakistan. If this is our enemy from outside then why aren't we showing them same kind of spectacular attacks on their soft targets. If this is enemy within us then like cancer it has to be severe. The time is now. No more if but....clean your house. No more mullah or Jihadis.
hillcrest
August 16, 2012 3:23 am
your enemy is not india , but radicles , get help from usa and india ,
saiqa
August 16, 2012 3:25 am
May Allah save Pakistan.amen!
jamos sablok
August 16, 2012 3:35 am
Horrible |Salute To Commandos
aryan
August 16, 2012 12:09 pm
wake up man u r still in good sleep and dreaming that every thing is good . this attack is wake up call
Muhammad
August 16, 2012 9:30 am
May our Country be save from such people
Gulbahar Khan
August 16, 2012 12:27 pm
First you need to stop giving them visa. Remember Raymond Davis?
Amer
August 16, 2012 4:04 am
Another slap in the face! Maybe this will make the powers that be realise the need to 'exterminate all the brutes'.
Hikayat shah
August 16, 2012 4:04 am
we pray for the quick recovery for injured persons, and may Allah keep the sheed soul in eternal peace Ameen Inshallah our security forces will defeat the Enemy of the country the Enemy of the nation..
Naeem
August 16, 2012 4:05 am
Looks like the attackers were handled well.
awais
August 16, 2012 4:07 am
we salute the soldiers who put their lives on the line and successfully prevented another PNS Mehran from happening.
saurabh
August 16, 2012 4:08 am
Well. This time the security force managed to save the planes.(unlike mehran airbase) They should be promoted
MIrza Beg
August 16, 2012 4:14 am
Why can not they catch one single foreign terrorist alive in these types of attacks to skin and interrogate and to find their masters? PAF need to sift within and find the spies to punish openly with full declaration. I am very upset at the mindset of people in Pakistan for which we gave so much sacrifice.
Furqan Ali
August 16, 2012 4:29 am
Good job done by SSG and PAF commandos. They handled this attach very well and proved that they learnt a lot from Mehran base incident!
Puneet
August 16, 2012 4:32 am
God knows what would have happened if they managed to get hand on one of the fighter planes..
Waqas
August 16, 2012 4:33 am
Still not the time to take effective action against the extremist elements in our society - wherever they may be? Isn't it time to shed hatred against those who may disagree or have a different opinion/belief? Isn't it time to realize that we are at war? I'd implore to the nation to filter out the extremist elements or people with extremist thoughts among us and say no to their banter - wherever they may be. May Allah save and protect our Country.
Irfan Ullah
August 16, 2012 4:42 am
Pakistan Air force Men proved that they cant be defeated by such coward activities. we pride to have such brave forces.... Irfan Ullah Bsc Student Peshawar university
Javed
August 16, 2012 4:44 am
This incident again shows that these militants/Taliban are waging a war against the country and its people and attempting to damage its strategic assets/institutions and weaken the country. They are enemy No. 1 of our beloved country and our people and therefore we should collectively stand up against them to eliminate them from the face of the earth so that peace, tranquility and prosperity return to the country.
Saeed Shah
August 16, 2012 4:53 am
The TTP and similar extremists are enemies of Pakistan and Islam and should be illiminated. The rule of law should be applied all over Pakistan territory including tribal areas.
A_Pakistani
August 16, 2012 5:04 am
yes - I agree - Salute to those who have laid their lives for the safety of our Lives. I fully support war against these elements who are bend upon destroying the nation. We are All United against them. Long Live Paksitan
Mohammadazeez
August 16, 2012 12:22 pm
If you want to know why this is happening then read the book CRADLE OF ISLAM ( The Hejaz and the quest for identity in Saudi Arabia) by Mai Yamani . It shows tactics used by Ibn Saud and Muhammad Wahab in establishing their power. AlQaida and Taliban are doing exactly the same thing. Be warned if Pakistani govt and people aren't able to eliminate them same things will befall on you.
Ata ul Muzafar
August 16, 2012 5:17 am
Pak Army is unbeaten every time inshallah.
Junaid Ahmed
August 16, 2012 5:18 am
May Allah rest our solider soul in peace. Kamra is the place where i was born and i lived there more than 7 years. Due to mountains and sharp greenery it is possible to get access. PAF need to consider it security plan again.
Zafarullah Al Baksh
August 16, 2012 5:20 am
very long Inshallah
Haider
August 16, 2012 5:23 am
Intelligence agencies had been warning of such an attack for the past few days it was even reported in quite a few news papers.
Mujahid
August 16, 2012 5:27 am
Pakistan Zinda bad, this attack has been settled easily mashALLAH by our army as attacks with suicide jackets worn are much more difficult to counter.
Asim
August 16, 2012 5:28 am
what kind of parents raise such hateful people?....or perhaps they werent raised by humans at all!
Fraz
August 16, 2012 5:38 am
WE NEED MORE DRONE ATTACKS TO ELIMINATE THESE ENEMIES OF THE COUNTRY.
Ejaz
August 16, 2012 5:40 am
its huge threat to our intelligence/security agencies due to failour of interior ministery...need to be 'exterminate all the brutes'.
mehboob
August 16, 2012 5:42 am
i beleive must crash terrorist with iron hand
Mrs. Munim
August 16, 2012 5:43 am
My prayers are with the wounded and dead soldiers. I salute you.
Syed Ali Yawar
August 16, 2012 5:43 am
Just after one day of the speech of Army chief regarding the commitment to finish the terrorism , It is the another attempt to challenge to our beloved country and security agencies, It is very clear that those terrorist are the dogs of our perpetual enemies specially India, Israel, Russia, America, Britannia etc, it is very clear that some of religious & political forces are supporting & facilitating them for their anti state activities. and it is also very clear that these forces are those who were against the creation of Pakistan at the time of the movement of independence and from them those forces are regularly trying to destabilize our country.!!! isn't it ? so it is required to check them & need to take them very strictly.
m.y.saleem
August 16, 2012 5:48 am
bravo,but we lack in deep intelligence
sahar hanif
August 16, 2012 5:49 am
It is very sad to listen about the incidence , and more sad to listen that for the 2nd time this happens to the most important base of Pakistan . Last year in karchi it happens the same , these all thinks prove that we do have the weak security systems and there is no unity in the forces all as they are said to be the back bone of the country . I dont know whats going on in our country and what will be the future of Pakistan ???? As an optimistic we young people think good for the country but due to all political influences cant do anything still all Pakistan have to stood up to save our country from our enemies and save lives and secure future . PAKISTAN ZINDABAD
LH1
August 16, 2012 1:11 pm
Rohit, this is not the time to push your agenda. This is a time to grieve.
ShaukatFarooq
August 16, 2012 5:51 am
Kamra Base is one of our PRIDE.It is a thorn inthe eyes of those who want us to be away from the path of innovation and self reliance.This attack signals for an enhanced alertness by our securirty apparatus.We are realy PROUD of our MEN and WOMEN contributing day in and day out in building our defences.We are with you always.
Furqan Moin
August 16, 2012 5:54 am
Our soldiers have done a great job by killing all the eight millitants. We are proud of them!
Dua Goh
August 16, 2012 5:57 am
What is wrong with this 'type', if I may ask?
Sadam Shahzad
August 16, 2012 6:01 am
thankss bro.. apke duaye chahiay
Roma Ali
August 16, 2012 6:02 am
Pakistan Air force Men proved that they cant be defeated by such coward activities. we pride to have such brave forces....
imran
August 16, 2012 6:03 am
Kiyani do something
Pervez Khan
August 16, 2012 6:03 am
1st of all we should salute to our field gaurds "our beloved solidiers from all three forces and police" then we should find fault within ourself, terrorist can not reach there without civilian & locals. Alone sec agencies can not do it. In other countries citizen help sec agencies. These terro. who storm country vital installation they can not be called islamist or Taliban .In fact they r not only terrorist but they r No.1 enemy of Pakista. And everyone should remember Pakistan is for us and we r nothing without it. We all should stand with our forces to not only gaurd these installation but whole Pakistan. Job well done by our heros
Dawood Murtaza
August 16, 2012 6:06 am
What worries me who provides logistic support, training, guidance map, Ordnance records and transport facilitites to these terrorists? I am more concerned about training provided to these terrorists, with this training they can hold specialy trained SSG and Commandos for hours. Use of armed forces unform is another area of concern. Forces should adopt electronic entry system like Chip & Pin entry cards verified through machine reading and stop believing person in uniform is one of them. this may create lot of hassle but bigger problems have complex solutions
@imy
August 16, 2012 6:06 am
A house divided among itself cannot stand...we need to stand united to overcome this difficult phase
ASIF WALI
August 16, 2012 6:10 am
PAKISTAN ZINDA BAD PAINDA BAD
Asim
August 16, 2012 6:17 am
pakistan air force, pakistan army, salute to you people for putting your lives on stake for the country and country men, thank you from the bottom of my heart
asad ali
August 16, 2012 6:18 am
Nice Work by Pakistan Airforce
Farooq
August 16, 2012 6:19 am
As long as we don't crack down on them completely. Just look at how we made Lashkar and Hizb-Mujahideen. We never admit mistakes and call our country great. Great for what? Since independence we have one achievement - Nukes...and that was a stolen blue print from Netherlands...What else? - people are dying from hunger and sunnis are shooting shias in the mosques. Just look at this country - India is sending rovers to mars and expanding research and education.
Hassan Raza Khalid
August 16, 2012 6:20 am
Although our soldiers fought a great battle but the question is till how long this incidents will keep on happening............ We have got to stop this nonsense................ We are fighting which isn't ours
hira
August 16, 2012 6:27 am
ALLAH bless and save our army and country...
Shahzad
August 16, 2012 6:31 am
All this weakness is due to our leadership and our ruling party is to be blamed what a shame.
Farhan
August 16, 2012 6:36 am
Dear kid, you aren't aware of the circumstances. Grow up!
Daud bin Abdullah
August 16, 2012 6:39 am
Do Pakistan really need fighter planes. If they managed to get one can they fly it. Imagine Pakistan air force hunting for one on the ground wanting to fly the plane. Pakistan need no forces to ensure its peace as no body is going to take your homes from you. It is time for reflection and mercy from Allah to guide the nation to respect each other. No one is my enemy and fear Allah alone. Pakistan has no enemies and have not paid for its war planes from its hard earned rupee.
napak
August 16, 2012 1:02 pm
So true Joseph!
Abdullah Hussain
August 16, 2012 6:43 am
Whosoever planned & executed this terror attack should clearly understand that Pakistan cannot be intimidated with such cowardly acts. By the grace of GOD Pakistan is fully capable of protecting itself and moreover the entire nation is one when it comes to defeating your terror plan against our motherland. We as Pakistanis salute the courage of our heroes who laid down their lives. Inshallah very soon we will get you.
Jamil Hashmat Khan
August 16, 2012 6:45 am
This is a lesson for our Defence high ups just enjoying songs and functions is not for defence personnal they should always be alert while in uniform and should take care of all defence installations even our nukes slackness is not acceptable in defence force. Killing perpetrators is not a job the question is how could perpetrators duly managed to enter a tightly secured areas of defence. After Mehran attack lesson should have been learned but it seems slackness in security and specially protracted areas. Security incharge of this Kamra air base to taken to task and intelligence reports to be sought if any link with perpetrators and all should be taken to task with very strong investigation. But sorry to say that after the perpetrators had carried out their attack then every eyes opens up, all chiefs to take up their jobs seriously.
ajay indian
August 16, 2012 6:50 am
good pak has to kill the taliban kudos for making them unsucessful this time
Moeen
August 16, 2012 6:51 am
Please stop all these fighting!!!Attacks!! Fed up from these activities!!
Capt C M Khan
August 16, 2012 6:53 am
Salute to our soldiers. Extremists are our biggest threat we must all unite and defeat them. we must start a campaign in streets against them and start street corner meetings to fight them. Any politician who does not condemn Extremists and keeps QUIET should not be charged for TREASON.
Imran
August 16, 2012 6:55 am
If it had not been the month of Ramadan I think the losses would have been greater as more of the soldiers and guards would have been asleep.
Shah
August 16, 2012 7:03 am
Ali, You rightly said...
khan
August 16, 2012 7:10 am
how do the militants enter such high security zones is a big question mark. why non of them is ever caught alive? there is for sure inside involvement that should be probed.
umair
August 16, 2012 9:12 am
So the NATO supply line is opened finally
@KhurrumM
August 16, 2012 7:19 am
Seriously all the terrorists dead? They needed to catch one of them to find out who funded, trained, and sent them.
Ashraf
August 16, 2012 7:25 am
Unbelievable incompetence! Do we really think the military can defend our borders if it can't even defend its own bases? Come on guys! What will it take for you to get your act together!?
Shafi
August 16, 2012 7:25 am
Follow Jinnah's path "UNITY FAITH AND DISCIPLINE".
Mohsin Sheikh
August 16, 2012 7:33 am
The event is testament that the PAF highest ranking officers, like Kamra's Base Commander, lead every front with the greatest honor and courage. We are and shall remain proud of our PAF. Pakistan Air Force Zindabad!
Destroy zionism
August 16, 2012 7:36 am
who gave them sophisticated weappons?????????????????????
AHK
August 16, 2012 7:36 am
Good questions. We never get to know who is behind such acts of terrorism. Are they from within or from outside? If the former, they must be totally eradicated. If from outside, the source should be disclosed and internationally taken to the laundry.
AHK
August 16, 2012 7:37 am
I beg your pardon!
Shahid H. Khokhar
August 16, 2012 7:39 am
America had been showing doubts that Pakistan's nucelar arsenal may fall in the hands of Taliban/miltants, spreading wrong impression about Pakistani nuclear security among international community. And such militant attacks on the strategic institutions of Pakistani military coulld be the international conspiracy against Pakistan. And Taliban are working on the agenda of conspiracy against Pakistan. Taliban are the real enemies of Islam, Pakistan and the peace loving people of Pakistan.
Taufiq Mohammed
August 16, 2012 7:43 am
I salute our brave soldiers who foiled this cowardly attack and pray to allah for our martyred brother. Whatever terrorist activity is taking place is the result of our own actions by the army when it ruled by dictatorship.
aftab
August 16, 2012 7:47 am
Interior Minsiter, by the way may be sleeping, but on the otherhand what about Supreme Court - so-called - Chief Justice, is releasing these terrorists, so it is intelligence failure or success to apprehend terrorists and produced them before higher courts, which later release them...........................??
Sultan Fatima
August 16, 2012 7:49 am
Well done PAF, It is heatning to note that militants were unable to acheive their nefaraius objectives due to stiff resistance from our brave soldiers. Long live our armed forces who are the only hope for Pakistan
Sharif Chaudhry
August 16, 2012 7:50 am
These kinds of attacks will keep on happening until this ignorant and jihadi thought is present in the country. We will keep on getting damaged by these enemies until all nation is united against them. Our religious scholars, political leaders, and madrassa people have not stood up against these jihadis. I am very much like Imran and Sharifs. But their stance against war on terror is very weak. It include religious parties too. Pakistan is a very weak country politically, socially and economically. Until we all get together against these killers, we cannot survive.
DisapPakistani
August 16, 2012 7:52 am
Looking at these patriotic comments I find it hard to believe that many of you are amongst the same people who condemn such acts of defense when the time for accountability in the political arena arrives. Disgusted.
Indian
August 16, 2012 7:55 am
" Peace loving " stop using this phrase else peace will loose its meaning.
RS Parekh
August 17, 2012 8:13 am
Mr. Desai, This gesture on your part is good but mind you these same people were celebrating when Mumbai was under attack by terrorists wo had blessings of their intelligence agencies. Even now at this moment, they are harbouring Dawood, Hafiz...... and many others. Indian government is doing a good job by staying away
Jangvi
August 16, 2012 1:19 pm
You don't have an iron had, softy.
nasir
August 16, 2012 8:00 am
these are very much pakistanis who plan and carry out these attacks. We need to wake up and realise the truth. There is no foreign consppiracy, we are the enemies of our own homeland. thats why no one is ever caught and no foriegn conspiracies discovered.
Aadil
August 16, 2012 8:04 am
for what let them inside. Bravo!! PAF
Hammad
August 16, 2012 8:04 am
US CIA and black ops history is long and detailed with the very well established facilities to prepare agents who look and move like native forces and people and other targeted groups like tehreek-e-talibaan and etc etc... US in fact want to bring down the Pakistan's identity as a sovereign state and blame Pakistan for all the ill global planning they do undercover themselves... so we got to be wise with US relations and US activities in and out of Pakistan... US have proved not to be loyal to anyone in history...
bilal
August 16, 2012 8:10 am
Well said Adnan. Bravo PAF! We are the Ummah of Muhammad, on whose life 27 attempts were made but he never for second flinched from his mission. Allah is our Protector & Sustainer. We will over come our challenges. We are 180 million in Pakistan & 1.7 billion in the World!!!
Suhail
August 16, 2012 8:10 am
Incompetence? How? The base was successfully defended and attackers killed. What would you have done? Lets hear your ideas then.
Akram
August 16, 2012 8:10 am
its important we find the traitors who provided the inside information, no one can get inside without inside information. what can we say about 'Jihad' financed with Drugs, Kidnapping for Ransom and Bank Robbery?
Adeel Ahmed
August 16, 2012 8:11 am
However sad the incdient, it is heartening to know that our security forces were able to thwart this attempt. It is even more heartening to know that an Air Commodore, likely (or equivalent to) the Base Commander, led from the front. I fail to understand comments like "...if army is unable to secure its own bases..." and "...what have they learnt from past attacks..." I think our security forces successfully defended in this case. One can never stop an attack, especially a suicide attack; one can only hope to minimize its impact. Moreover, intelligence is not a magic wand. Things can and do slip through when then there is only a several thousand strong intelligence community looking after a country of 180 million, not to mention the externalities. Things are easier said than done, so if someone thinks that he or she can better handle such crises, then he/she should be out there and part of the action, not spewing hypothetical and naive comments sitting in front of a computer screen. Condolences to Sepoy Muhammad Asif's family for their great loss.
A Khan
August 16, 2012 8:16 am
No one is looking at the root cause of all this , invasion and occupation of Afghanistan and Pakistani SLAVES serving their master
meela
August 16, 2012 8:20 am
We really proud of PAF well done.
Ulveena
August 16, 2012 8:31 am
Right after the 14th. And a fighter jet. Sure has me wondering.
Hashim
August 16, 2012 8:32 am
The enemy of Pakistan is very clever, right after the independence day of Pakistan they wanted to give Pakistan in the holy month of Ramazan. And this attack was with a strategy to attack one of the most important base with large and expensive equipment. We salute all our defenders especially our shaheeds who laid their lives for the cause of defending our country. As a nation, we should bear in mind that we have only one way and that is: "forget petty differences and be united as a nation." Sectarianism, nepotism, corruption and all other evils should be rooted out of this country. This can only be achieved by being rational, tolerant and doing justice with yourself. We should learn to stand on our feet, work hard and acquire good education and skills to build our country. Our country was created after very hard struggle and to maintain our country our shaheeds have given our blood. My request to all Pakistanis, let this blood not be wasted.
shamimiqbal
August 16, 2012 8:34 am
Its the time united we stand and divided we fall.
Irfan Hussain
August 16, 2012 8:41 am
This is very much OUR WAR.. Taliban have been attacking us up and down the country and Imran Khan still claims it's someone else's war.. pity
Mahmood
August 16, 2012 8:44 am
People in Pakistan are sleeping, and refuse to accept the sad fact that religious extremism has gone beyond the limits in their country. They should stop believing in conspiracy theories and admit to "Talibans and extremist religious elements" as being their enemy NO.1 They should crush these elements and groups ruthlessly, or else they will become a medieval society with no future in the modern world.
Capt Dall
August 16, 2012 8:44 am
It is great to wake up everyday and read about the daily killings in Pakistan. No wonder its a failed state.
Jainendra Kumar
August 16, 2012 8:49 am
This is one of the faliure shows of Govt Policy on terrorism.
Chaudhry
August 16, 2012 9:45 am
May Allah bring peace in our country................
Anwaar Ali
August 16, 2012 8:53 am
We just can't ignore these attacks even after the proper investigations. The main problem is to find the root cause and the source of all these activities, what so ever happens a true Pakistani and Muslim can't, even in his wildest dreams, can deem of such a coward and covert attack on one of our most prestigious and highly functional force. PAF has always been the proud of Pakistan, all the true Pakistanis condemn these attacks and strongly demand the investigation results and culmination of these damned activities. Long live Pakistan, long live PAF. Ameen.
Asad
August 16, 2012 8:55 am
Are you saying they ( India, zionist and USA) are not behind it???
M. Asghar
August 16, 2012 9:00 am
Just one question: from where do they get their arms and logistic material?
Ali
August 16, 2012 9:03 am
No thanks, we are able to do it our self. Most of the times amarican and indian agenies are behind these kinds of attacks, providing logistices and training.
Girish
August 16, 2012 9:04 am
I hope Pakistan will realise that terrorist, terroism, religious fundamentalism back fires very badly..!!
Pradeep
August 16, 2012 9:39 am
No more needed, TTP already claimed the responsibility.
Misba
August 16, 2012 10:12 am
All these so called Mullah leaders are supposed to be arrested and full flashed operation has to happen across the entire country. The civilians have to identify anyone who has the ill intentions against the mother land and informed the authorities. These people are living among us. The biggest mistake of our country was made, when we allow these Afghans to enter our country and did not limit them to stay close to the borders. The moved into the country and now living among us and never appreciated what we have done for them.
Jehanzeb Idrees
August 16, 2012 9:41 am
Sunny! Who would benefit from the destruction of Orions and Saabs?????? Have some critical thinking or its always advisable to keep quiet!
Pradeep
August 16, 2012 9:42 am
Don't worry they are neither fighter pilots nor 007's.
Jehanzeb Idrees
August 16, 2012 9:43 am
They never entered the 'secure facility' or even came close to it. Stop spreading rumors - though quite surprisingly, the article said the same thing, which isn't actually true!
Help
August 16, 2012 9:43 am
ahh even a bird shoot down..TTP accepeted it ...???? its nt even a Coomon thing We need to take Notice .This three words are not responsible for it.Every thing happened alwayz ended on these three words TTP.isnt there some one else Power behind this all.Think...
OZEE
August 16, 2012 10:33 am
The TTP spokesman said that ” they will continue the attacks on the military installments until the establishment of Islamic rule in the country.” Now what Mr. Imran Khan will say??? He always repeats that coming out of war of terror will make every thing Hunky Dory. He was wrong also when he said that Taliban will never attack cricketers since they themselves play cricket.
Reality Bites
August 16, 2012 9:44 am
These RAW, Mosad, theories had been used by establishment to cover their incompetencies. Now there is a realization in military (read Kiani's last speech in PMA) that the real threat is from inside. Means the snakes started biting the hands who had been feeding them for the last 20 years.
R C Desai
August 16, 2012 9:51 am
My condolences to the people of Pakistan. It is high time that armedces and people of pakistan destroy these anti national and anti Islamic terrorists. India should help pakistan in this,
SUMERA
August 16, 2012 9:52 am
Basically, this attack seems organized one, that might be carried out by Foreign agencies sponsored who are actively working against the stability of Pakistan these notorious organizations trains terrorists and infiltrate them into Pakistan in order to weekend its strong defence that is eye-sore for India and Israel.
Imran Akram
August 16, 2012 9:52 am
Its real easy if you just step back and look... India and the Zionists (be it Israeli or Americans) would love to see Pakistani armed forces weakened. TTP attacks Pak Army and helps creating anarchy inside Pakistan instead of fighting the foreign occupying forces in Afghanistan. So who benefits? India and the Zionists! But no you gotta be labelled a "conspiracy theorist" for pointing out the obvious!
Jamshed Khan
August 16, 2012 9:52 am
TTP: If this was really you who did it (shame on you) then have courage and go fight the real enemy instead of killing your own Muslim brothers and sisters. But I suppose either you are a bunch of cowards, or you are paid by external forces to destabilize the country.
Rohit
August 16, 2012 9:53 am
Everything is Created by pakistan & it's people themselves. They are guardians if Terrorists, We in India suffer from your Terrorism export from long time in kashmir & elsewhere Jaisi karni wasi bharni. Still, you people are writing in every comment, "May allah bless"... Only you can change, Face the truth & change it if you really love your land
Tariq
August 16, 2012 9:54 am
Terrorists of all shades must be eradicated from Pakistan soil at any cost and all costs!!!!!!!!!!!
Rohit
August 16, 2012 9:55 am
Everything is Created by pakistan & it's people themselves. They are guardians if Terrorists, We in India suffer from your Terrorism export from long time in kashmir & elsewhere
Reality Bites
August 16, 2012 9:55 am
The TTP spokesman said that ” they will continue the attacks on the military installments until the establishment of Islamic rule in the country.” Now what Imran Khan will say ??? He alway repeats that coming out of war on terror will make the situation hunky dory. He was wrong also when he said that Taliban will never attack the cricketers as they themselve play cricket.
Jehanzeb Idrees
August 16, 2012 9:56 am
Hope your excellent reply won't fall on deaf ears (who are quite abundant here)
khurshid
August 16, 2012 9:56 am
I am amazed to see some of the comments still pointing fingers at "outside forces and enemies" as being behind the attacks! Note that the TTP have clamed responsibility responsibility for the attack. The same TTP that swears vengeance for the deaths of Baitullah Mehsud and UBL; that berates the govt and armed forces for being close to US and soft on India. There ranks are swelled by elements who were part of the Jihadi networks and new recruits/handlers are often traced to Madrassahs and mosques. Whwre do India or Israel or US fit in this picture? Why would the US give arms and ammo to fight the same people who are on its payroll? why wold India want rabidly anti-hindu anti India elemenst to get stronger at its borderlands? Lets wake up and smell the coffee. These are off shoots, the blowback of our own policies of promoting Jihadi elemenst as a tool of our policy. While the past cannot be undone let us at least be clear and united now on the need to eliminate these terrorists, their islamic rheoric notwithstanding.
Syed
August 17, 2012 1:48 pm
It is time to take firm action. But who will tie the bell around the cat's neck OR should I say around the Terrorist's neck! We need to go home-by-home and FILTER them out. Period. But in a HIGHLY CORRUPT SOCIETY, who can be the guardian and the implementer? God won't save us as we do not wish to be saved...
zamid Iqbal
August 17, 2012 1:46 pm
still i am not able to differentiate good or bad taliban. Broadly speaking it is " as you sow, so shall you reap" if pakistan give up his hands from these kind of people or give up defending these people then it may bring prosperity and peace in our country. in fact, our governments and agencies have fully support and give them opportunities to visit our sensitive places like Air bases and Cantt areas therefore they have easy targets to be attacked in their way of like. moreover our agencies now feel their responsibility as for what they are being paying huge amounts and facilities. they should realize their resonsibility of defending this country rather involving in other political or other irrelevent matters. pakistan long live
World Citizen
August 17, 2012 1:26 pm
Agree with Balu. Pakistanis are always wailing about events, but are incable of taking corrective actions like a proud nation.
BRR
August 17, 2012 4:45 am
This guy deserves a PhD in conspiracy theories - there is a great future for him in Pakistan! Will keep him occupied for decades - may even make it great on TV.
A Rehman
August 17, 2012 5:05 am
India and USA are in dire need of help themselves. Secondly, the real enemy is the one who is funding these terrorists, and India is possibly involved in this dirty business. Till then India will continue to be the enemy no 1.
rehan1975
August 17, 2012 5:13 am
Nice feedback...except the bit about "modern and secular" Pakistan.... being modern has nothing to do with being "secular" ...a country can be modern and yet "Islamic" ... No more secular thinking , please !....secularism is a curse !
Rana
August 17, 2012 5:44 am
Stop criticizing. come up with. If you want to do something for this country lets together. lets lets . this is the time.
Vineeth
August 17, 2012 6:39 am
Believe me, India would rather like to have an opportunistic Pak army in control of Pakistan and its nuclear arsenal rather than a bunch of jihadis whose thoughts defy all logic and reason. This is not due to any love for the Pak Army, but mere common sense.
hami
August 17, 2012 6:42 am
Rohit ... amazing comment . my dear India has more riots in many states than in Pakistan by their own people. so it is not logical to pin point Pakistan for any thing wrong in India... so "elsewhere" is not a valid word dear
shah
August 17, 2012 7:40 am
I agree with above mentioned comment,Millitants or any other terrorist group wear army unoforms and enter the most sensitive areas of this land.Pakistan armed forces should enhance the security levels that can detect such bacterias that are paralizing these institutions .Atleast one thing is clear that our intelligence is allert that can warn us already about such attacks.Salute to Armed forces and intelligence of Pakistan with a piece of above mentioned advice.:-)
Balu
August 17, 2012 7:45 am
Dear Khurshid, Very sane analysis. It is known to all that India simply does not have covert capabilities as all such were disbanded based on the 'Gujral Doctrine'. It is time Pakistan get over their 'We are not India' identity, which is a negative identity at that and get a 'We are Pakistan' a positive identity. This is best done when you progress economically as a country in an out-and-out secular environment. The fanatics simply have no place in a modern, welfare society.
Balu
August 17, 2012 7:47 am
Hey Ali, I would be laughing if the issue was not that serious. But what is Pakistan doing to udo Zia-ul-Haq's doing?
akhter husain
August 17, 2012 5:40 pm
Pakistan came in to being to stay and no such attacks can destabilize it ,come what may..Well done armed forces thank you.
waheed
August 18, 2012 7:01 am
So many people know so many others that have links to these terrorrists. People of Pakistan need to wake up and start reporting their neighbors , village mates and even the relatives to the authorities . We have kept our eyes shut for a very long time and its not too far in the future when the whole country will fall apart....Wake up and at least denounce extremism rather than supporting it, fight back aginst these extremist cowards and for God sake get rid of extremist Mullahs from our community mosques..... We as a nation created this menace and only we can get rid of this cancer
Ali
August 18, 2012 9:42 am
Did you even read the comments? Wake up my friend and read the comments instead of pointing fingers.
azhar
August 19, 2012 2:51 pm
No doubt about it.
desi77
August 19, 2012 7:01 am
Oh No, then with their "sophisticated" training, they would have rammed the fighter aircraft into another tall building in the USA...just like in the movies!
MUJTABA
August 22, 2012 8:27 am
SALAM PAK ARMY .ALLAH PAK TU MERE WATAN KI HAFAZAT FERMA (AMEEN)
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