Islamabad: At least eight terrorists were killed in the attack on Pakistan air force (PAF) camp in Peshawar town on early Friday.
Director-General Inter Services Public Relations Major General Asim Bajwa tweeted that 10 security personnel were injured in the exchange of fire, one of the lot has been identified as Major Haseeb of the Quick Reaction Force.
The attack was carried out by a group of seven to 10 terrorists, Dawn online quoted Maj Gen Bajwa as saying.
Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan spokesperson Muhammad Khurasani claimed responsibility for the attack in an email sent to journalists.
The official said terrorists attacked the guard room at the camp early in the morning. The QRF reached the scene and surrounded the attackers, isolating them.
Bajwa confirmed that around seven to 10 terrorists had attempted to break into the camp. The terrorists engaged and contained around the guard room area of the camp.
He said a clearance operation was underway for more hidden terrorists.
Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif left for Peshawar. He would visit the Corps Headquarters and meet with troops participating in the clearance operation. He is also expected to visit the wounded at the hospital.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the attack, reiterating Pakistan’s resolve to continue its mission of eliminating terrorism with zeal.
He said the armed forces of the county had the full support of the entire nation and that networks of terrorists would soon be eliminated from Pakistan.
(With inputs from IANS)