Militants Kill 2 in Attack on Pakistani Air Force Base

Posted August 15th, 2012 at 11:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say militants have killed two security personnel in an attack on an air force base in northwest Pakistan.

Militants armed with guns and grenades attacked the base in Kamra, about 60 kilometers northwest of Islamabad, sparking a heavy battle with security forces early Thursday that lasted for several hours.

Pakistan's air force says the base has been retaken and that six militants were killed.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. In the past several years the Pakistani Taliban targeted a string of military bases.

Kamra is home to the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, which builds fighter jets.