At least 18 killed, including army captain, as militants attack PAF base in Peshawar - Afghanistan TimesAfghanistan Times:
Following the attack, Army chief General Raheel Sharif left for Peshawar. “Will visit Corps HQs, meet with troops participating in clearance operations and will also visit wounded in CMH.”
A senior PAF official said that the area attacked was an operational radar station at the base. “The attackers first went to the guard room. The quick response force had condoned the area while the situation remained unclear,” he said. However, additional security officials had been called in along with police“There are no air assets including combat aircraft deployed at the base,” he said, requesting anonymity.
“Security forces have entered the base and are searching for attackers,” an official said, while speaking to The Express Tribune. officials. In an email to the media, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Khorasani group claimed responsibility for the attack. “We sent 14 men to attack the base and eight of them entered the base from one side and six from the other side,” th“The attack was planned by Qari Saifullah group and a threat alert had been issued a week ago,” a senior security official told The Express Tribune on the condition of anonymity.