Operation enters third day, more forces rushed to air base

The operation against militants holed up at Pathankot air base entered the third day today after explosions and firing continued intermittently overnight.

Security forces had yesterday killed one of the at least two terrorists on the second day of the attack in which seven security personnel lost their lives including a Lieutenant Colonel of the NSG. Four terrorists were eliminated on Saturday when they had struck at the air base.

The operation stretched through the night with sounds of gunfire and explosions continuing till around 10 AM today after which they have ceased. Attack helicopters were still flying over the area.

More quick response teams have been rushed to the site.
Defence sources had last night said that one more terrorist was killed while another was injured.

The holed up militants were discovered in the forested area on the backside of the air base from where they are reported to have entered. (AGENCIES)

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