Eight militants killed in PAF airbase attack in Kamra

Eight militants killed in PAF airbase attack in Kamra

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The Pakistan Air Force Base at Kamra in Pakistan was attacked by militants in the early hours of August 16, 2012. Eight militants and one security official were killed in the encounter which lasted for more than four hours.

Muhammed Azam, the Air Commodore who led the operation has been injured. A statement has been released from the air force which said that the attack began at 2 am and the militants had RPGs and automatic weapons.

The statement added that the base was attacked by seven to eight militants. The militants outside the base had fired RPGs and damaged one aircraft. The PAF also revealed that six of the militants were wearing suicide jackets.

Later search operations were also carried out at the nearby residential areas. During the search operation, eight suspects have been arrested. Mobile phone of one of the militants was also recovered from the attack site. Till now no group has taken the responsibility of the attack. The base has earlier also been attacked in the year 2007 and also in 2009. In 2009, a suicide bomber had killed eight people in an attack on a check post outside the base. In December 2007, a suicide bomber had targeted a school bus and injured at least five children of the employees of the bus.