Kamra base attack: Soldier succumbs to injuries, takes death toll to 2

Muhammad Iqbal fought against nine heavily-armed militants who attempted to infiltrate the Minhas base.

Web Desk August 17, 2012

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.


Maria | 11 years ago | Reply

@mr. righty rightist: I would believe the army any day over the TTP cowards who are trying to kill Pakistanis to please their foreign masters. I am please the Pak military thwarted the attempt of these anti state cowards who attacked in the middle of the night during Ramadan.

Anwer Chughtai | 11 years ago | Reply

@Waqas Butt:

It was our war, it is our war and it will remain our war.

Pakistanis have formed a habit to blame US for all the problems of their own. It is true that some of the foreign powers do have influence in our region, however they are all patriotic to their own agenda and causes of their own national interest. Why do we forget that it was Saudis who were pumping funds to the religious Madrasas in tribal Pakistan thus cultivating the crop of the Jehadis we are now facing. Why do Pakistanis forget to act in their own national interest? Pakistan has lost almost 4000 of its brave and brightest including some of the highest ranking officers and soldiers. It is about time we listen to those brightest who are trained to defend the national boundaries by providing them support at political & diplomatic fronts so they can perform.

Nation of Pakistan needs to realize and rise to the occasion now, otherwise I am afraid they will loose this war and next thing you will see (God Forbid) the Taliban Rule in Pakistan in the next five years!

Iran produced "Pasdaran e Islam" Afghan produced Taliban e Islam (of course with our help thorough Saudis.) What did we produce? Thekedaran e Islam.

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