Kamra Air Force base in Pakistan under siege

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  1. hit&run

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    Militants storm Kamra Airbase - geo.tv


    ATTOCK: Unknown militants launched an armed attack on Kamrah airbase in the wee hours of Thursday where fierce gun-battle is underway while blasts are also being heard intermittently at the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) facility, Geo News reported.

    There is a report of loss of life from both sides in the incident but it still remains unfonfirmed.

    According to Geo News correspondent, Saleh Zafir the army has been called out while the Pak army’s 111-brigade has already made it to the site of the incident to take part in the operation.

    Sources told Geo News that the militants stormed the base from Pind Salman Makhan at 2:30 AM Thursday.

    The sound of loud blasts at the base suggests that the militants are making use of the hand grenades they had on them as they made their way into the facility.

    Sources also said that the security forces have managed to stop further advancement of the assailants into the base and presently an armed encounter between the two sides is underway.

    The attack is similar to that of Karachi Naval Base, PNS Mehran which took place on May 22, 2011. The militants had killed several Naval personnel besides destroying two P-3C Orion aircraft.

    Kamra is an airbase where assembling of JF-17 is carried out. Normally, more than 30 aircraft remain parked at the base at a time.

    The sources further said the militants failed to reach the aircraft due to prompt action of the security forces.
     
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    Bloody inefficient people. They better train better so that next time a few of the blunders are destroyed.
     
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    What if terrorists storm such bases which has Pakistani nukes and get away with a few nukes....

    The hell will break loose...
     
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    The attackers were carrying RPGs but only one Aircraft has been damaged as per news. Also they were wearing suicidal jackets so they might have blasted themselves. I wonder how much PAF will disclose the damage done by the attackers especially about J17s.

    The usual conspiracy theories and bluffs are already out that the dead terrorists don't look like Pakistanis :rofl:
     
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    on ABP news 6 terrorists were killed in attack.
     
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    yeah Kamra is where they kept nukes, so it is big security laps. some 7-8 terrorists were in the air base, 7 died and they are looking for one terrorists. Terrorists enter from village. One PAF plane destroyed. Base commander is injured, one of PAF solider is killed.
     
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    BBC News - Gunmen storm military air base in Pakistan

    Two Pakistani soldiers and six militants were killed, a military spokesman told AFP news agency.

    Minhas is one of Pakistan's biggest air bases with about 30 fighter jets including new JF-17 planes - jointly developed with China - that are being assembled there. It is about 60km (35 miles) north-west of Islamabad.
     
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    Isn't that a threat already?

    What such attacks prove is that whole of Pakistan is vulnerable. This will only heighten US fears and itight one day give a green signal to take out paki nukes.
     
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    1) there is no news of the base having nukes

    2) why call this attack a terrorist attack? It's an internal war, well just short of a large scale civil war.
     
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    Terrorists in Pakistan can strike at any time and any place.
     
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    did't get how the base commander get injured ?
     
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    looks like they assemble Junk fighters at Kamra air base, this is interesting buildings at the base.

    kamra - Google Maps
     
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    hope IAF would also learn from these terror attacks and would tight security at the air port and around their fighters.
     
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    Some reports says that PAF AWAC was target and one of the transport aircraft was destroyed.
     
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    It appears that the fear that Pak nukes can fall into the hands of terrorists is not unfounded.
     
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    6 terrorists and 2 security force persons dead and one plane destroyed. Hope it is their AWAC, BTW how many they got ?
     
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