Watch: IAF choppers in action as Pathankot air force base attacked

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Pathankot
  • Updated: Jan 02, 2016 16:02 IST

Terrorists attacked the Indian Air Force (IAF) Station in Pathankot town in north Punjab early on Saturday, triggering a fierce gunfight.

At least four to five militants, believed to be from the Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist group, in army uniform launched the attack in the wee hours with an aim of destroying the air base, a top security official said.

Police cordoned off the area that resembled a war zone, and army and air force personnel also swung into action, sources told HT in the wake of the attack reminiscent of the Gurdaspur strike last year.

Two IAF helicopters could be seen assisting security forces in combing operations.

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