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    Two terrorists, who are holed up inside the India’s Pathankot air force base, opened security forces, according to police.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Two gunmen opened fire on security forces inside India’s Pathankot air force base on Sunday after storming the facility a day before, police said.

    Four attackers were killed by security and army forces on Saturday after a group of gunmen wearing army fatigues entered the air force base near Pakistan.

    Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, Deputy Inspector General of the Border Range Punjab Police, told the Delhi-based Asian News International agency that two more terrorists are holed up inside the base.

    An Indian soldier was killed in the Sunday shootout, the Hindustan Times newspaper said.

    Explosions were heard coming from the air base early Sunday, although they were linked by media to the ongoing mop-up operation that defused explosives brought in by attackers.

    The investigation into the assault has been overtaken by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), a government agency set up to tackle terror threats in the country.

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