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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — In one of the most brazen attacks here in recent years, gunmen dressed in military fatigues on Saturday stormed the Pakistani Army headquarters in the garrison city of Rawalpindi and took more than a dozen security officers hostage, producing a standoff that continued into the evening. The attack, the third major attack by militants here in less than a week, unnerved the army and the security forces for the choice of target, the heart of the nation’s army planning and operations apparatus.
Originally posted by CuteAngel
Could be a false flag event as well. How did the terrorists know where Pakistan has its military bases??? Or were they trained in one of them...makes one wonder!
ISLAMABAD: About 4 to 5 terrorists are holding 10-15 people, including security and civil personnel, hostage in a security office of GHQ, DG ISPR Maj. General Athar Abbas said on Saturday. Security personnel have surrounded the office, he added. Earlier, six terrorists attempted to launch an attack on GHQ which was foiled by the security personnel. Four terrorists were killed while two escaped from the scene. Six security men including a Brigadier Anwar and Lt. Col. Wasim were also martyred in the incident. Six terrorists in army uniform attempted to get entry into GHQ at 11:30 am on Saturday from gate no 1. When stopped by security officials, they reached at check post no 1 and opened fire on security men after taking positions after leaving the car. Four terrorists were killed and two fled during trade of fire between security officials and terrorists. Army gunship helicopters started hovering over the area for vigilance. The commandos seized the bodies of terrorists and shifted them. The DG ISPR confirmed killing of four terrorists whereas six security personnel including Brigadier Anwar and Lt. Col. Wasim were also martyred in the operation. Two terrorists managed to flee. The security men later found that the escaped terrorists took shelter in a nearby security office which is now surrounded by security forces. The ISPR said that more than two terrorists are in the security office where several security personnel are held hostage.
Most hostages seized by militants after a bid to storm Pakistan's army headquarters were rescued as the army launched an operation against the attackers Sunday, a military spokesman said.
"The operation has been started and most of the hostages have been freed. Details about the casualties will be given later," military spokesman Major General Athar Abbas told AFP.
Most of the kidnappers who took 15 security personnel hostage were also killed in the army raid, the spokesman said.
"Most of the terrorists have been killed, firing is still continuing inside the building," Abbas told private TV channel GEO.