Pathankot attack: Home Ministry seeks report from Punjab Govt.

New Delhi, Jan. 5 (ANI): The Home Ministry on Tuesday directed the Punjab Government to submit a report over the ongoing attack on the Air Force Base in Pathankot.

The MHA has demanded the report to be submitted in 24 hours.

Earlier, the MHA had sought a report from the Border Security Force demanding an explanation as to how the terrorist managed to sneak across the border carry out a full-fledged terror attack on a military base.

The operation against the terrorists at the air base entered its fourth day today as security forces continue to carry out combing operation to smoke out any remaining terrorist.

Five terrorists have been killed so far but since uncertainty reigns over the number of infiltrators, operations are expected to continue until the base is declared safe.

Meanwhile, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar left for Pathankot to take stock of the current situation and he was accompanied by IAF chief Air Marshal Arup Raha and Army Chief General Dalbir Singh.

Earlier today, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) team reached Pathankot to carry forward its probe of the three cases lodged in connection with the ongoing terror attack.

The NIA had registered three cases at local police stations in Punjab yesterday to probe the ‘conspiracy’ angle behind the attack. (ANI)

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