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    Gunmen Attack Air Base in Pakistan’s Peshawar

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    At least 13 suspected Pakistani Taliban militants were killed after security forces surrounded the area and opened fire in retaliation.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A group of gunmen attacked a guard post at an air force base in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, a military spokesman said Friday.

    According to Bajwal, at least 13 suspected Pakistani Taliban militants were killed after security forces surrounded the area and opened fire in retaliation.

    Ten Pakistani servicemen were injured during an exchange of fire with the gunmen, Bajwal said.

    A search operation for other members of the terrorist group who managed to flee is currently underway, he added.

    Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), an umbrella organization of various Islamist militant groups based in northwestern Pakistan, along the Afghan border, claimed responsibility for the attack, the Pakistani Dawn newspaper reported, citing TTP spokesman Muhammad Khurasani.

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