[The attack on the base follows an impromptu visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to
on Dec. 25 to visit Prime
Minister Nawaz Sharif, the first such visit in almost 12 years. The meeting was
seen as a step toward the resumption of a stalled dialogue between the
Indian officers checked employees of the Pathankot Air Force Base in
Nearly a dozen people have been killed, including four attackers, in the fighting.
Credit Narinder Nanu/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
NEW DELHI —
A shootout between Indian security forces and armed gunmen stretched into its
second day on Sunday at the Pathankot air force base in Punjab, near India’s
border with Pakistan.
At least seven Indian personnel and at least four gunmen have been killed in the fighting so far, officials said.
At least two gunmen were still holding out against the security forces on Sunday, said Rajiv Mehrishi, India’s home secretary, in a televised news conference in
. New Delhi
“We are sure that still there are at least two more terrorists as firing has come from two different places,” Mr. Mehrishi said.
The gunmen have also wounded eight air force personnel and 12 members of the National Security Guard, he said.