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PM Nawaz Sharif Condemns Peshawar Attack

Posted by on Friday, September 18, 2015, 12:00
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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday condemned terrorist attack on Peshawar air force camp, expressing his resolve to defeat the militancy and terrorism, news reported.

PM Nawaz Sharif

PM Nawaz Sharif

“The Prime Minister is getting minute-to-minute update of the attack… The armed forces are backed by the entire nation. We are determined to completely shatter terrorist network,” PM said in a statement.

Militants attacked a air force base near Peshawar on Friday, leaving at least eight attackers dead and ten soldiers, including two officers, wounded in an exchange of fire at the Badaber base, 10 kilometres (six miles) south of Peshawar.

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“As per initial information, seven to 10 terrorists tried to break deep in the base” but troops managed to contain them, military spokesman Major General Asim Bajwa said in a tweet.

He said operations were continuing to search for any remaining gunmen.

Troops “reacted quickly and effectively surrounded and confined the terrorists in a small area”, Bajwa said. He said quick response forces, army commandos and local PAF troops were involved in the operation.

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Peshawar, the gateway to the country’s tribal areas where the military has been carrying out a series of offensives against Taliban and Al-Qaeda linked militants, has suffered numerous Taliban assaults.

The city suffered the worst terror attack in Pakistani history in December when Taliban gunmen massacred more than 150 people at an army-run school, most of them children.

A senior PAF official told AFP the base attacked on Friday was used as a residential camp for air force personnel. “There are no air assets including combat aircraft deployed at the base,” he said, requesting anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media.

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