GHQ attack : The hunt is going on

A helicopter and security officials keep guard outside Pakistan's army headquarters
after an attack by armed men in Rawalpindi, October 10, 2009.
(Reuters Photo)
Four militants were killed in a heavy firing and explosion taken place near army headquarters in Pakistan's garrison city of Rawalpindi Saturday, According to an eyewitness, the shooting began when a carry vehicle was intercepted by army personnel at the main gate of army headquarters on Mall Road. The miscreants sitting on vehicle opened heavy indiscriminate firing on security forces. Army soldiers surrounded the vehicle and retaliated, local TV channel reported.

Soldiers secure the perimeter around Pakistan's army headquarters
after an attack by armed men in Rawalpindi.
(Reuters Photo)

Army spokesman major general Athar Abbas said several soldiers were shot dead in the attack while all four militants were killed. He said that after the militants attacked the first check post, they left the vehicle, moved on and started firing on the second check post. He added that the situation has been controlled and the entire area has been cordoned off and the road has been closed for traffic.

Pakistani military helicopters fly over the area of an attack on the entrance
of the army headquarters in the garrison city of Rawalpindi.
(Reuters Photo)

But it was later revealed that two gunmen were still inside the compound and security forces were searching for them. Army commandos rushed to the site and started searching operation and military helicopters are hovering over the area to monitor the situation.
"Attack at GHQ was actually an attack on the dignity of the nation and the entire nation stood behind the Armed Forces. We saluted the brave army men who fought the terrorists and embraced martyrdom and prayed to Allah Almighty to grant eternal peace to the departed souls of martyred army men."


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