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Fresh Gunfire At Indian Base After Battle


Fresh gunfire has erupted at an Indian Air Force base in the northern city of Pathankot, a day after 11 people were killed during an attack by suspected Islamic militants.

Authorities said on January 3 that at least two gunmen involved in the fresh violence had been hiding inside the base since attackers stormed the facility on January 2.

Shortly before sundown on January 3, Indian officials said two gunmen had been killed in the second day of fighting.

But they said security forces were continuing to battle at least two more gunmen inside the facility.

Seven Indian troops and four gunmen were killed in the January 2 gunbattle at the air base, which is on the highway that leads to the Indian-administered region of Jammu and Kashmir.

The base also is near India's border with Pakistan.

New Delhi has blamed Pakistan for previous militant attacks linked to the divided and disputed Kashmir region, alleging that Islamabad supports Islamic extremists in the area.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, and AFP
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