Terror attack on Kamra Airbase foiled
9 militants killed, one security man martyred, TTP claims responsibility nProbe body formed
Raza Naqvi & Sharafat KazmiAttock/Islamabad—SSG Commandoes of Pak Army and Pakistan Air Force foiled the attack on Kamra Airbase and killed all the nine attackers including a foreigner. One security personnel was also martyred and six injured during the search operation in the wee hours of Thursday.
According to details, 9 militants disguised in security forces’ uniform, launched an armed attack on Kamra airbase in the wee hours of Thursday where fierce gun-battle took place and blasts were also heard.
OIC suspends Syria for Assad suppression
Makkah—The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation suspended Syria’s membership early on Thursday at a summit of Muslim leaders in Makkah , citing President Bashar al-Assad’s violent suppression of the Syrian revolt.
“The conference decides to suspend the Syrian Arab Republic membership in the OIC and all its subsidiary organs, specialised and affiliated institutions,” the closing statement said.
25 killed in attack on buses near Chilas
Mansehra—At least 25 people were killed as unknown armed men opened fire on three buses in Naran area of Mansehra on Thursday.
The incident happened in the northwestern district of Mansehra as the bus was travelling between Rawalpindi and the northern city of Gilgit.
Officials said it was ambushed in the hills of Babusar Top, around 100 miles north of Islamabad.
According to initial reports, the attack was one of the latest episode of sectarian killings in the country.
Seven foreign troops among 11 dead in Afghanistan copter crash
Kabul—Eleven people have been killed in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan, including three U.S. soldiers and four other foreign troops, the NATO-led coalition force in the country said on Thursday.
“The crash resulted in the deaths of four International Security Assistance Force service members, three United States Forces-Afghanistan service members, three members of the Afghan National Security Forces, and one Afghan civilian interpreter,” ISAF said in a statement.