|Pakistan's nukes on display|
UPDATE 1: IT'S ALL UNDER CONTROL. A report by SiasiTV (Pakistan) says that the situation is "under control now. Terrorists didn't get to destroy a jet due to prompt action of forces." (See their video, below, and Siasi's page on Facebook for updates.)
PAKISTAN - A Pakistan Air Force base is under attack, probably by Taliban militants. PAF Kamra Airbase (also called PAF Minhas Airbase) is thought to have nuclear weapons. [Map]
The gun fighting was ongoing, according to reports of 8:00 p.m. EDT/New York time. Earliest reports said that as many as nine militants "wearing military uniforms had attacked the airbase," according to Tribune.com.pk.
The airbase, in Punjab province, is approximately 60 kilometres (37 miles) northwest of Islamabad, Pakistan's capitol city. The attackers are most likely Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
Business Insider reports that gunmen have "attacked and entered an air force base in central Pakistan." The attack came Thursday, Aug. 16 local time.
The Pakistani air calling the attackers “terrorists,” which the Pakistanis often call the Taliban and similar groups, says Reuters. Mulitple reports say that the "intense" and "heavy" gunfire has been ongoing for at least three hours. The Business Insider story cites multiple news sources. For live updates, see "Kamra airbase attack: Live updates" at Tribune.com.pk.
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