On Saturday, the Pakistani military reported that a group of six militants launched an attack on an air force training base located in the central Pakistani region of Mianwali during the morning hours. In an official statement, the military disclosed that they successfully neutralized three of the attackers before they could breach the base, and the remaining three were cornered. The statement also revealed that the assault resulted in damage to three aircraft and a fuel tanker parked at the base.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) issued a press release on November 4, acknowledging that the Mianwali Training Air Base of the Pakistan Air Force had been the target of a failed terrorist attack earlier in the day. The attack was thwarted due to the courageous and efficient response of the military personnel, who ensured the safety and security of both personnel and assets at the base. The ISPR further noted that a comprehensive joint clearance and combing operation was nearing completion to fully secure the area, emphasizing their unwavering commitment to eradicating the menace of terrorism in the country.
Media reports in Pakistan indicated that the Islamist extremist group Tehreek-e-Jihad claimed responsibility for the assault on the Air Force base. This incident followed two separate attacks on security forces in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) region the previous week, as reported by the ISPR.
In the Tirah area of Khyber District, an Intelligence-Based Operation (IBO) was executed, resulting in a fierce exchange of gunfire. According to the ISPR, one terrorist was killed, and security forces captured two others who had weapons and ammunition. These terrorists were found to be involved in carrying out acts of terror against security forces and causing harm to innocent civilians in the region, as detailed by ARY News.
In a separate incident, an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detonated in the Sarwekai area of South Waziristan District, leading to the tragic loss of two soldiers, including Sepoy Banaras Khan, who gave their lives while on duty.