Indian troops still fighting 2 gunmen at Pathankot air base

January 3, 2016 4:03 PM

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Indian troops still fighting 2 gunmen at Pathankot air base

PATHANKOT, India – Indian troops were still battling at least two gunmen Sunday night at an air force base near the border with Pakistan, more than a day and a half after the compound came under attack, a top government official said. At least seven troops and four gunmen have been killed in the fighting so far.

The two suspected militants were discovered shortly after noon Sunday and hours later appeared to have been cornered, Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi told reporters, adding that he expected the gunmen to be "neutralized" soon.

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