KARACHI: Naval Chief Admiral Nauman Bashir said on Monday that the commandos reached the PNS Mehran Base within three minutes of the attack stopping the terrorists from making any major destruction.
Briefing the media in Karachi, the Naval Chief said the terrorists intruded from the Eastern side of the base and fired six missiles at the base.
He added that Lieutenant Syed Yaser Abbas, son of Retd. Col. Syed Jaffar Abbas, was the first Naval officer who confronted the terrorists and embraced martyrdom.
Admiral Bashir said that there were 11 Chinese and six American technicians present inside the base at the time of the attack, but security personnel rescued them safely.
A new naval base is under construction to shift sensitive installations away from the population, he revealed.
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