Death toll in Indian base attack rises to 7 troops, 4 gunmen

January 3, 2016 9:34 AM

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Death toll in Indian base attack rises to 7 troops, 4 gunmen

PATHANKOT, India — The number of troops killed in an attack on an Indian air force base has risen to seven, after four soldiers succumbed to injuries sustained in the hourslong gunbattle near the border with Pakistan and another died after being wounded in an explosion Sunday, officials said. Four suspected militants were also killed in the fighting.

Air force spokeswoman Rochelle D'Silva said that combing operations to secure the Pathankot air force base were continuing late Sunday morning. Officials gave no other details about the situation at the base. Earlier in the day, at least one grenade blast was heard from inside the base, but official...

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