Ambulances took about 20 wounded military personnel to hospital after Friday’s attack, officials said [Reuters]
Fighters belonging to the Pakistani Taliban have attacked an air force station near Peshawar in Pakistan’s northwest, resulting in a firefight with security forces and the deaths of at least 43 people, sources say.
ISPR, the Pakistan military’s media wing, said at least 21 security officers and five civilians working at the base died and 14 fighters were killed in Friday morning’s gun battle.
It was unclear if any of the attackers got away. Details about how they managed to make their way into a mosque inside the compound walls and kill worshippers during prayers were sketchy.