South Asia

Pakistani military repels attack on Air Force Base; 9 attackers killed

The Pakistani military reported that it thwarted an attack on Pakistan’s Air Force Training Base in Punjab province on Saturday, resulting in the death of at least nine militants.

In an official statement issued on Saturday, the Pakistan Army disclosed that a group of militants initiated an assault on the Mianwali Air Force training base in the early hours of Saturday, but the attack was successfully repelled.

The statement read, “The combing and clearance operation at the PAF Training Airbase Mianwali has been concluded, and all nine terrorists have been eliminated.”

The operation was initiated by security forces to eliminate any potential threats in the surrounding area following the failed terrorist attack on the base earlier that morning.

The Pakistan Army also confirmed that none of the Pakistan Air Force’s functional operational assets had suffered damage during the attack. However, some harm was inflicted on three aircraft that were already phased out and non-operational.

The statement did not provide specific details regarding any casualties among Pakistani forces.

Pakistani media outlets reported that the Pakistan-based terrorist group Tehreek-e-Jihad Pakistan claimed responsibility for the attack on the air base.