Two soldiers, 4 gunmen dead in attack on Indian air base

January 2, 2016 12:46 PM

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Two soldiers, 4 gunmen dead in attack on Indian air base

PATHANKOT, India -- Suspected militants entered an Indian air force base near the border with Pakistan on Saturday and exchanged fire with security forces, leaving four gunmen and two Indian soldiers dead, officials and news reports said.

The attack, which was seen as an attempt to undo progress made in the relationship between rivals India and Pakistan, began before dawn, and by late morning it appeared that the violence had ended with the killing of the gunmen by Indian forces. But just two hours later, fresh gunfire erupted.

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