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Gunmen Continue Battle 2 Days After Infiltrating Indian Air Base


The gunmen were continuing to exchange gunfire with Indian security forces on January 4 at the Pathankot air force base.

At least two gunmen remained barricaded inside a two-story building on an Indian air force base near the border with Pakistan on January 4, more than two days after they and several others attacked the heavily fortified compound.

The gunmen were continuing to exchange gunfire with Indian security forces on January 4 at the Pathankot air force base.

At least seven troops and four gunmen have been killed since the fighting started when several suspected Islamic militants infiltrated the base shortly before dawn on January 2.

India’s army said in a statement on January 4 that the building where the remaining gunmen were firing from is part of the living quarters on the base.

Officials have said there have not been any civilian casualties on the sprawling 2,000 acre base – which include homes for families of military personnel and a school for the children of troops stationed there.

Authorities also say no aircraft or military equipment has been damaged in the fighting.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, and AFP

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