Pathankot: One Garud commando, five jawans martyred in IAF Base attack(Updated)

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Pathankot, Jan. 3 (ANI): The death toll of the martyred in the Pathankot Air Force Base attack has risen to six so far as three more defence personnel succumbed to their injuries.

A Garud commando and two Defence Security Corps (DSC) personnel succumbed to their injuries in the hospital last night.

So far, eight DSC jawans and a Garud commando have been injured in the terrorist attack on the Air Base.

The terrorists who attacked the Base reportedly had their allegiance to Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).

Earlier today a defence personnel was injured in the combing operations that resumed this morning.

The accidental explosion occurred when the site was being searched and the personnel accidentally set of a discarded explosive which was reportedly hidden in bushes.

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Meanwhile, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the probe in the attack and has reportedly sought assistance from the Punjab police and the Central Intelligence Bureau. (ANI)

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