Thursday, 16 August 2012

Militants attacked Kamra Airbase in Attock

Militants attacked Kamra Airbase in Attock in the wee hours of Thursday,

According to sources, the militants stormed the base from Pind Salman Makhan.

The firing from both sides is continuing and army has been called in to control the situation. The militants also hurled hand grenades, the sources added.

Pak Army 111-brigade squad has arrived at the base to take part in the operation.
The attack is similar to that of Karachi Naval Base, PNS Mehran which took place on May 22, 2011. The militants had killed several Naval personnel besides destroying two P-3C Orion aircraft.
Kamra is an airbase where assembling of JF-17 is carried out. Normally, more than 30 aircraft remain parked at the base at a time.
The sources further said the militants failed to reach the aircraft due to prompt action of the security forces.

Asian Defence News

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