At least 7 dead in attack on Indian air force base

January 2, 2016 4:10 PM

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At least five insurgents and two members of India's air force died and six others were wounded early Saturday in an attack on a military base in the northwestern state of Punjab, where operations were ongoing to clear the area, officials said.

The attack was launched at 3:30 a.m. and led to clashes between the security forces and insurgents lasting at least five hours, a senior police official in Punjab, H.S. Dhillon, told the PTI news agency.

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