Mysuru (Karnataka), Jan 2 (IANS) Condemning the dastardly terror attack on an Indian Air Force (IAF) base near Pathankot in northern Punjab, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said enemies of humanity who could not see the nation succeed attempted to cause harm to the armed forces.
“The nation stands united against these enemies and their evil designs will never succeed. I am proud of the jawans and security forces who were martyred during the operation,” Modi said at a public function here, about 140 km from Bengaluru.
Five terrorists, suspected to be from Pakistan, were killed in a gunfight that lasted nearly 15 hours after they breached a high-security cordon and entered the frontline IAF base near Pathankot earlier in the day to carry out a fidayeen attack.
Punjab police sources said at least three IAF personnel were killed and four others injured in the attack that began around 3.30 a.m.