Fresh gunfire and blast heard at India Pathankot base

Pathankot terror attack

Six suspected militants were also killed in fighting. Also killed was Subedar Fateh Singh, a gold medallist at the 1995 Commonwealth Shooting Championships in New Delhi, an air force spokeswoman said.

Home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi told reporters that four gunmen had been killed and the two militants who were still at large were expected to be "neutralised" soon.

Spokesman at the Indian Ministry of External Affairs in another tweet in the early afternoon said, "Operations continuing, immediate focus on resolving situation - premature to say anything more at this point". The engagement is still on.

The meeting focussed on the political risks undertaken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to restart the Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue, which is expected to stay on track despite the provocation caused by the Pathankot terror strike. At that time, "it was not certain if there were other terrorists or not".

D'Silva offered no details about the death of an elite commando Sunday morning, except to say that he was seriously wounded in an explosion.

Official sources said one or two terrorists appeared to be still in the complex and were engaged in sniping at security forces who were trying to catch them alive if possible.

Police have said the gunmen had earlier hijacked a police officer's vehicle and driven it to the base.

The high casualty among security forces despite prior intelligence warning and deployment of over 250 additional security personnel including special forces, has raised several questions. "Therefore, the main apparent aim of the terrorists stands defeated".

The responses to the weekend attack from both countries have been muted so far, with neither New Delhi nor Islamabad giving any indication that the planned talks are under any threat.

Authorities finally put their number at four.

"The terrorists, who have been estimated to be 4 in quantity, have been cordoned off they usually managed to run away from there and headed in the direction of different buildings".

Air Commodore Dhamoon stated that one of many jawans on the station even jostled with one of many terrorists and killed him.

"Pained to know about demise of Lt. Col. Niranjan of NSG during mopping out ops at Pathankot, nation salutes his sacrifice", Home Minister Rajnath Singh said.

Officials said helicopters and other equipment at the air base were safe.

Men dressed in Indian Army uniform are reported to have entered the Pathankot air base close to the Pakistan border.

Two IAF helicopter gunships could be seen assisting security forces in combing operations.

In a statement, state department spokesperson John Kirby said: "The United States is committed to our strong partnership with the Indian government to combat terrorism".

Gunfire and blasts were heard as security forces hunted the remaining attackers on Sunday.

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