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Pathankot attack: Fifth terrorist gunned down by security personnel

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 3:32 IST

The fifth terrorist has been killed by security forces at the Pathankot Air Force base during the combing operations on 3 January morning.

Fresh firing and explosions were heard at the site 24 hours after the attack took place on 2 January. The death toll of security personnel went up to seven after Lt Colonel Niranjan Kumar of National Security Guard succumbed to injuries during an accidental bomb explosion today morning.

The operation to neutralise the sixth terrorist is still underway. The National Capital has also been put on a high alert over reports of Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists entering the city.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar also briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the attack.

First published: 3 January 2016, 3:50 IST
 
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