Two terrorists have been killed, reports suggest 4-5 terrorists stormed base in Indian army fatigues. Fierce gun battle underway between security forces and terrorists.
Two terrorists had been killed in the operation, whereas two or three others were still holed up in the area.
Sources said that one air force personnel has also died during the gunbattle, while five others have been injured.
According to ANI, four-five gunmen stormed base in Indian army fatigues. the firing is supposed to have taken place in technical area, and not near the hangers, according to sources.
A fierce gunbattle is underway between the security forces and the attackers.
As per latest reports, the terrorists have been contained to non-operational areas.
At least two terrorists have been killed in a gun battle with the armed forces at the Pathankot Air Force Station on the Jammu-Pathankot highway. The BSF and Punjab Police have thrown a cordon around the air base and four military choppers are hovering over it.
According to initial reports, the incident is being linked to the missing car of a Punjab SP on Friday morning.
Meanwhile, authorities said the helicopters and other equipment in the Air base was safe. The entire area has been cordoned off, police said. The attackers had also made calls to Pakistan, police said.
The attack comes days after PM Narendra Modi’s unscheduled visit to Pakistan. It is the second big terror attack in Punjab within less than a year as last year three militants stormed a police station in Diana Nagar before being eliminated after 12 hour gun battle.