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Pathankot attack: Terror strikes India

  • Punjab, Terrorist Attack, Pathankot, Air Force Base, Jaish-e-Mohammed, High Alert

    Suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists from Pakistan today attacked an Air Force base in Pathankot, Punjab, killing two air personnel. Four terrorists were also killed in an operation that lasted more than five hours.

  • Punjab, Terrorist Attack, Pathankot, Air Force Base, Jaish-e-Mohammed, High Alert

    The attack comes just a week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unscheduled visit to Lahore.

  • Punjab, Terrorist Attack, Pathankot, Air Force Base, Jaish-e-Mohammed, High Alert

    The attackers were met with strong resistance from the security personnel, who were already alert to the possibility of an attack, top sources said in Delhi, adding that the terrorists, therefore, could not enter the air base and managed to reach only to the langer area on the outside.

  • Punjab, Terrorist Attack, Pathankot, Air Force Base, Jaish-e-Mohammed, High Alert

    The area however was not sanitised yet and the combing operation continues, said Punjab Police ADGP (Law and Order) H S Dhillon. Security forces are on the look out for a possible fifth terrorist so that no collateral damage is done

  • Punjab, Terrorist Attack, Pathankot, Air Force Base, Jaish-e-Mohammed, High Alert

    Two jawans were also martyred, while six sustained injuries during the attack.

  • Punjab, Terrorist Attack, Pathankot, Air Force Base, Jaish-e-Mohammed, High Alert

    Authorities said helicopters and other equipment at the Air base are safe. The technical area of the Air Force station is safe, police said, adding the entire area has been cordoned off.

  • Punjab, Terrorist Attack, Pathankot, Air Force Base, Jaish-e-Mohammed, High Alert

    While locals in Pathankot protest the attack, a maximum alert was sounded and security strengthened across Punjab today.

  • Punjab, Terrorist Attack, Pathankot, Air Force Base, Jaish-e-Mohammed, High Alert

    An armored vehicle moves near an Indian Air Force base that was attacked by militants in Pathankot, Punjab on Saturday.

  • Punjab, Terrorist Attack, Pathankot, Air Force Base, Jaish-e-Mohammed, High Alert

    Security personnel checking a vehicle at road near the IAF base which was attacked by militants in Pathankot on Saturday.

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