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Attacks on two airbases kills six militants in Pakistan

Published on Aug 15, 2014 6:04 AM
 
Pakistani security officials examine the site of a bomb explosion in Quetta on August 12, 2014.Police battled gunmen armed with automatic weapons, grenades and wearing suicide vests in southwest Pakistan early Friday, after thwarting two separate attacks on military airbases, killing six of the attackers. -- PHOTO: AFP

QUETTA, Pakistan (AFP) - Police battled gunmen armed with automatic weapons, grenades and wearing suicide vests in southwest Pakistan early Friday, after thwarting two separate attacks on military airbases, killing six of the attackers.

Officials said the target of the two attacks were Samungli airbase, which is used by the Pakistan Air Force and Khaild military airbase in Quetta, the capital of insurgency-hit Baluchistan province.

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