The death toll in a Pakistani Taliban attack on an air force base in the country’s northwest on Friday has climbed to 29, a chief military spokesman said.

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“At least 29 people have been martyred — 23 from air force, three from army and three civilians,” Major General Asim Bajwa, the chief military spokesman, told a press conference.

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He said that 29 people were also wounded when up to 14 militants attacked the air force base entrance with rocket launchers, hand grenades and gunfire.

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