Gunbattle at Air Force base ends: Punjab Police

The gunbattle between terrorists and security forces at the Pathankot Air Force Base that lasted for more than five hours and left two Air personnel and four terrorists dead, has come to an end. Combing operations are underway.

"The gunbattle between terrorists and security forces ended after more than five hours," Punjab Police ADGP (Law and Order) H S Dhillon said as quoted by PTI. "However, the combing operation continues," he said.

At least four to five militants, believed to be from the Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist group, in army fatigues launched the attack in the wee hours with an aim of destroying the air base, a top security official said.