Six militants who attacked Pathankot air base now dead: Minister

 05 Jan 2016 - 13:59

Six militants who attacked Pathankot air base now dead: Minister
File photo of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar 

 

Pathankot: Six militants who attacked an Indian air base have been confirmed killed, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday, adding that a four-day-old operation to secure the compound was still under way.

Addressing reporters at the Pathankot air base near the border with Pakistan, Parrikar said Indian security forces "have done an excellent job containing these highly motivated terrorists".

Reuters