Attock: TTP claims responsibility of Kamra Airbase attack
ATTOCK: The banned outfit Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility of the attack carried out at Kamra Airbase early Thursday morning, Geo News reported. TTP spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan claimed that all nine suicide attackers were Pakistani and the plan was hatched a long time ago. Militants dressed in uniforms and armed with guns and rocket launchers stormed PAF base Kamra, sparking heavy clashes that left nine militants and a security official dead while a plane was also damaged. The base commander, who led the counter-attack, was also injured in the battle.
The Air Force said the attackers with rocket propelled-grenades and suicide vests attacked the base, home to the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex that assembles Mirage and JF–17 fighter jets, at 2:00 am today.
A statement said there had been a shootout “for more than two hours” and 10 hours after the assault began, spokesman Tariq Mahmood confirmed the base was “totally safe”.