16th August, 2012, Islamabad: On Thursday, a bunch of terrorists attacked an important Air Force base in Pakistan’s Punjab province. According to current reports, one security personnel and 7 assaulters were killed following an intense gun battle that lasted more than three hours.
The assaulters, armed with sophisticated weapons, entered the airbase at round 2 pm in spite of a state of high alert. The group of terrorists transgressed minimum three roadblocks and attempted to aim Saab-2000 surveillance aircraft.
A spokesperson from PAF told that there were 8 terrorists; however, he did not talk about the remaining terrorists. He added that several security personnel were killed and one was killed. The operation was led by Air Commodore Muhammad Azam, who was shot by a bullet, but now, he is stable and safe.
The media arm of military said journalists that the Kamra airbase situation was under control. Now the forces have started search operation to check if there are any more terrorists are there in the complex.
One aircraft got damaged after it was hit by a grenade. The assault came just 2 days after Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, the Pakistan Army chief General, ingeminated Pakistan’s commitment on the war against terrorism.
Experts have described this assault as a major security lapse as on 10th August, The Express Tribune paper reported that terrorists might aim Punjab’s PAF facilities before Eid-ul-Fitr. No militant group has taken the responsibility for this assault.