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Security of PAF Bases Sensitive Installations Beefed Up

Posted by on Friday, September 18, 2015, 11:53
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Following terrorist attack on air force base in Peshawar, where eight attackers were killed, the authorities have tightened security for Pakistan Air Force (PAF) bases as well as sensitive installations in Karachi and other cities, news reported.

PAF Bases Peshawar

PAF Bases Peshawar

According to Samaa correspondent, security at Karachi airport, Malir cantonment, Masroor and Mehran airbases, has been beefed up.

Sources said security and patrolling of police and Rangers at army schools and sensitive installations along Shahrah-e-Faisal was also enhanced.

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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