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PAF base attack: US and UN term the attack “reprehensible”


PAF attack in Peshawar

Attack on Pakistan Air Force cam in Badaber area of Peshawar termed reprehensible by the United Nations and the United States of America.

According to media reports, a day after terrorists launched an attack on a Pakistan Air Force camp in Badaber in the outskirt of Peshawar. At least 29 were killed as a result of this attack. The incident has sparked widespread condemnations from within and without Pakistan as United States and the United Nations strongly condemned the vicious attack while terming it a ‘reprehensible act.’

Radio Pakistan reported that, United Nations has offered condolences to the government of Pakistan over the loss of lives by the attack. US State Department spokesperson Mark Toner during a routine briefing in Washington, stated that “No country has suffered more at the hands of terrorists and extremists than Pakistan.”
He added that US will continue supporting Pakistan’s persistent fight against such extremist forces.

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A faction of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Khorasani group has claimed responsibility for this attack. Moreover, DG ISPR stated that PAF base attack was planned in Afghanistan. The attack was launched at about 5 o’clock on Friday September 18, when two groups of terrorists launched an attack as one group tried to engage the security forces and the other group tried to sneak in the base.

Reports claim 29 dead, which include 16 Pakistan Air Force soldiers who were shot dead in a mosque inside the base when they were offering morning prayers. Apart from these 16, 7 other Pakistan Air Force soldiers were killed in a barrack close to the mosque. DG ISPR said “A captain died leading the counter-attack against raiders and two soldiers were also killed.”