During the search operation that resumed at 7:30 am today, the site was being searched when the personnel accidentally set of a discarded explosive which was reportedly hidden in bushes.
SWAT team conducts a combing operation after an encounter between the security forces and terrorists at the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot on Saturday.
Air Commodore Dhamoon also narrated the courage shown by one of the DSC personnel involved in the operation, who ran towards a terrorists, jostled with him and killed him by snatching his AK 47 rifle. A Garud commando and two members of the DSC were killed in the gunbattle yesterday in which four Pakistan-based terrorists had also been eliminated during the gunbattle at the airbase, located barely 35 km from the Indo-Pak border.
Lt Col Niranjan, a member of the NSG’s Bomb Disposal Squad and a Kerala resident, was killed whereas he was making an attempt to retrieve a reside grenade from the physique of a lifeless terrorist on the scene of the terror assault as half of the combing operations that continued by way of the night time. According to ANI, of the seven security personnel, one was a Garud commando and five other were part of the Defense Security Corps.
A large cache of arms and ammunition have already been recovered during the sanitisation and search operations.
Additional reinforcements have been sent to the area of operation. Intelligence agencies said the pre-dawn attack was hatched by Pakistan’s intelligence agency – Inter Service Intelligence (ISI) and carried out by banned terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). They managed to go up to 400 metres but were still 700 metres away from the area where the IAF aircraft fighters were stationed.
Nearly 24 hours after terror struck at the Pathankot Air Force Base in Punjab, fresh firing has been reported, even as the combing operations to find any holed up terrorist is still on. Delhi Police chief BS Bassi held a meeting with top officials to take stock of the security arrangements.
Delhi and all other neighbouring states are already on alert after the deadly attack at Pathankot Air Force base.
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