Ten killed in Kamra airbase attack in Pakistan

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Kamra, Pakistan:: Nine Islamic militants and one Pakistani soldier have been killed in a gun battle near an air force base in Pakistan.

As per the media reports the Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack on the air base.

A purported Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan spokesman, Ahsanullah Ahsan, has reportedly confirmed reports that all nine militants who staged the attack on the Minhas air base in the central town of Kamra were killed.

Ahsan said the militants will continue such attacks on Pakistani forces and security installations.

One soldier also died during the clashes, which lasted for more than two hours before government forces -- backed by a team of elite commandos -- re-established complete control over the base.

The air force said in a statement that the attackers were wearing suicide vests and were armed with automatic rifles and rocket-propelled grenades.

Some experts suspect that the Minhas air base, located 70 kilometers northwest of the capital, Islamabad, could house part of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal.

However, a government official denied there were nuclear weapons stationed at the heavily guarded base.
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