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

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.

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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