PAF base in Kamra attacked

Published August 16, 2012
Pakistani Air Force personnel cordon the main entrance of the air force base following an attack in Kamra, August 16, 2012. — Photo by AFP
Pakistani Air Force personnel cordon the main entrance of the air force base following an attack in Kamra, August 16, 2012. — Photo by AFP
A member of Pakistan's Air Force guards as residents ride past near the main entrance of the Minhas base in the town of Kamra in Punjab province on August 16, 2012. — Photo by Reuters
A member of Pakistan's Air Force guards as residents ride past near the main entrance of the Minhas base in the town of Kamra in Punjab province on August 16, 2012. — Photo by Reuters
A member of Pakistan's Air Force guards as residents ride past near the main entrance of the Minhas base in the town of Kamra in Punjab province on August 16, 2012. — Photo by Reuters
A member of Pakistan's Air Force guards as residents ride past near the main entrance of the Minhas base in the town of Kamra in Punjab province on August 16, 2012. — Photo by Reuters
Police armoured personnel carriers arrive after an attack at the air base in Kamra on August 16, 2012. — Photo by AFP
Police armoured personnel carriers arrive after an attack at the air base in Kamra on August 16, 2012. — Photo by AFP
A paramilitary soldier walks near the main entrance of the Minhas base in the town of Kamra in Punjab province on August 16, 2012. — Photo by Reuters
A paramilitary soldier walks near the main entrance of the Minhas base in the town of Kamra in Punjab province on August 16, 2012. — Photo by Reuters
Local people gather outside the air force base in Kamra, Aug 16, 2012. — Photo by AP
Local people gather outside the air force base in Kamra, Aug 16, 2012. — Photo by AP

Seven heavily armed militants stormed the Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) Minhas airbase at Kamra during the early hours of Thursday, sparking an intense gun battle lasting almost five hours.

The militants were said to be armed with automatic weapons, grenades and suicide vests. Intense exchange of fire between militants and security forces ensued after the attackers infiltrated the base located in Attock, Punjab.

PAF officials confirmed that all seven attackers had been killed. One Pakistani soldier also lost his life in the attack, confirmed officials.

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