Army links Quetta airbase attack with Kamra, Mehran

Lt Gen Janjua refers late night incident as Zarb-e-Azb’s reaction

QUETTA – Southern Command Commander Lieutenant General Nasir Khan Janjua has said that the terrorist attacks that took place at Air Force and Army Aviation Base in Quetta were similar to the ones that occurred at Kamra and Mehran airbases, however the forces thwarted these attacks timely and efficiently.

Talking to journalists at the Khalid Aviation Base, Lt Gen Nasir Janjua said that six terrorists each tried to wage an attack on the two bases, however due to timely action of the security forces, both the attacks failed at the outer walls of the bases.

He said that all the 12 attackers at both the spots were killed as result of firing and explosion of suicide vests they were wearing. The commander said that 14 people including the security forces personnel were injured during ambush with attackers.

Moreover, he referred to the incident as a reaction of Zarb-e-Azb military operation in North Waziristan.

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