At least 13 militants were killed on Friday in clashes with security forces when they attacked a Pakistani Airforce base in the troubled-North-West, the military said.
The militants attacked Badaber airbase in the suburbs of Peshawar city in the early morning, army spokesman, Maj.-Gen. Asim Bajwa, said.
“Thirteen terrorists killed so far, while 10 soldiers were injured in the clash including two officers,’’ Bajwa said.
Rescue sources said that they shifted about two dozen injured to different hospitals.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying they killed 50 security men.
The group’s Spokesman, Muhammad Khurasani, noted that women and children caught in attack were “given safe exit’’.
The attack was the first major one on a security force compound since the Taliban stormed an army-run school in Peshawar in December, killing about 150 people including 136 students.