Bid to attack Pasni radar system

Published April 21, 2015
The air traffic was affected because of the radar’s closure. — AFP/file
The air traffic was affected because of the radar’s closure. — AFP/file

QUETTA: Suspected militants attacked the air traffic control radar in Pasni area of the Gwadar district late on Monday night.

Official sources said a group of militants reached the site of the air traffic control and attacked the radar system with rockets. How­ever, personnel of the Air­port Security Force guarding the radar station immediately took position and returned fire. Heavy exchange of fire continued for some time.

“The radar is safe,” Qazi Maqbool, general manger of the Civil Aviation Authority, South, told Dawn, adding that the radar had been temporarily switched off after the attack.

“No casualty was reported,” the sources said.

The air traffic was affected because of the radar’s closure.

Published in Dawn, April 21st, 2015

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