The Pakistan Army successfully thwarted a terrorist attack on the Mianwali Training Air Base in the early hours of Saturday, resulting in the killing of all nine terrorists, according to the military’s media wing. The security forces conducted a clearance operation to neutralize any potential threats in the vicinity following the failed attack on the base earlier in the day.
A group of heavily armed individuals launched an assault, triggering an exchange of gunfire. The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) confirmed that they repelled the attack before the terrorists could breach the airbase.
Initially, the army reported that three terrorists were killed even before they could enter the base, while the remaining three were cornered or isolated due to a timely and effective response by the troops. However, the final count of terrorists killed was later revised to nine.
During the attack, three planes stationed within the Air Force base were damaged, and a fuel bowser was also affected.
A comprehensive joint clearance and combing operation is currently in its final stages to completely secure the area, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) of the Pakistan Army.
The responsibility for the attack has been claimed by the Pakistan-based terrorist group Tehreek-e-Jihad Pakistan (TJP), an organization that has recently carried out multiple high-profile attacks in Pakistan. This includes an incident in July in which they killed 12 soldiers at a Pakistani military base in the southwestern province of Balochistan.