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Pakistan airbase Miyanwali under attack, 9 militants killed in response: Reports

Nov 04, 2023 12:59 PM IST

Reports said Tehreek-e-Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack and the attackers were eliminated in the clearing operation by the Army.

Pak Air Force base in Nothern Pakistan's Mianwali reportedly came under a massive terror attack involving suicide bombers on Friday night. Several videos of the attack were shared on social media. Reuters quoted the Pakistan military and reported that nine attackers were killed in response to the attack as heavy fighting went on starting from Friday night.

Visual of the Pakistan airbase Miyanwali under attack from social media videos.
Visual of the Pakistan airbase Miyanwali under attack from social media videos.

Reports said the Taliban-linked group Tehreek-e-Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. The attackers were eliminated and the clearance operation is underway, reports said.

According to claims, the attackers used a ladder to enter the fenced walls of the airbase and they were equipped with the latest weapons. In the attack, multiple planes parked inside the Air Force base were destroyed, reports said. The attack and the extent of damage have been confirmed by the Pakistan Army but they called it a failed terror attack.

"On 04 November, 2023, in the early hours of the day, Mianwali Training Air Base of Pakistan Air Force came under a failed terrorist attack which, Alhumdolliah, due to the swift and effective response by the troops, has been foiled and thwarted, ensuring the safety and security of personnel and assets. Demonstrating exceptional courage and timely response, 3 x terrorists were neutralised even before they could enter the base while remaining 3 terrorists have been cornered/isolated due to timely and effective response by the troops. However, during the attack, some damage to three already grounded aircraft and a fuel bowser also occurred. A comprehensive joint clearance and combing operation is in final stages to completely clear the area. Pakistan Armed Forces remain committed to eliminating menace of terrorism from the country at all costs," statement issued by the Pakistan Armed Forces spokesperson read.

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