ATTOCK: Death toll from the attack on Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Minhas base reached two when another soldier succumbed to his injuries at Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Hospital, Express News reported Friday.
The soldier, Muhammad Iqbal, fought against nine heavily-armed militants who had attempted to infiltrate the Minhas base, a vital installation located in Kamra, outside Attock on Thursday.
However, the audacious raid inflicted little physical damage compared to similar endeavours in the past few years.
The militants had moved through a nearby village, Pind Makhan, and had climbed a nine foot wall strung with barbed wire to break into the base, sources said.
However, they were immediately engaged by a security personnel, deployed at a watchtower along the boundary wall, who informed his colleagues.
The militants, most of whom were strapped with suicide bomb vests, were unable to cross the inner security cordon. They were engaged in an operation that lasted about 20 minutes, sources in the PAF said.
The attack left one air force security guard, sepoy Asif Ramzan dead, besides the nine militants, and an aircraft slightly damaged.