Gunmen Attack Indian Military Base Near Pakistan Border


NEW DELHI (AP) — Gunmen attacked a northern Indian air force base near the border with Pakistan and were exchanging fire with security forces on Saturday morning, police said.

At least one of the attackers was killed at the Pathankot air force base, about 430 kilometers (267 miles) north of New Delhi, said police official Ashwini Kumar.

Pathankot is on the highway that connects India’s insurgency wracked Jammu and Kashmir state with the rest of the country. It’s also very close to India’s border with rival Pakistan.

NDTV news station reported that the attack began at 3:30 a.m. when the gunmen entered the air base.

Saturday’s attack comes just a week after India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unannounced visit to Pakistan to meet Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.


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