Friday, September 18, 2015

Whoa! Taliban Attack Pakistani Air Force Camp

The Taliban got even gutsier than normal with this somewhat breaking news of their attack on a Pakistani air force base in Peshawar.

The story comes from DAWN.

Militants attack Pakistan Air Force camp in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) camp at Inqalab road in the Badhbir area has come under attack early Friday, DawnNews reported.

Sources say this is a residential camp with high ranking officers stationed there, who are probably the target of the assault..

A heavy contingent of the Quick Response Force has reached the spot and exchange of fire with the militants is ongoing. The area has been sealed by security forces.

Initial details of the attack were confirmed by Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major-General Asim Bajwa through his Twitter account:

AsimBajwaISPR @AsimBajwaISPR

Badaber PAF Base: Terrorists attk guard room early morning.Quick reaction force reached,surrounded, isolated them.Fire exch continues- 1
8:46 PM - 17 Sep 2015

Security sources say the number of terrorists and other details are yet to be ascertained. Initial reports indicate that there have been no loud explosions in the attack so far.

This is a developing story that will be further updated as new information is received.

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