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Pakistan: 10 dead in air base raid

August 17, 2012

Shortly after 2am yesterday, seven gunmen armed with rocket-propelled grenades and automatic firearms, and wearing suicide vests, laid siege to the Minhas air force base at Kamra, about 60 kilometres north-west of Islamabad.

They stormed the base and began firing on security guards as they approached aircraft hangars. ”Intense fire” was exchanged between security personnel and the terrorists, an air force spokesman said, and the gun battle raged until almost 6am. All seven gunmen were killed, along with one security guard.



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