Pathankot attack: Fifth terrorist gunned down

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New Delhi, Jan 2: The fifth terrorist has been gunned down at Pathankot, where terrorists launched an attack at the air force station early this morning. While four terrorists were killed earlier today, there was a massive operation that was being undertaken in search of more terrorists.

While the security forces managed to gun down the fifth terrorists, they have not yet declared the operation as complete.

Pathankot attack: Fifth terrorist gunned down.
Search and combing operations are still underway. We want to be sure that there are no more of them in the air force station, an officer informed. There were reports earlier that suggested that there could be more than five terrorists.

However according to the version of the Punjab police, five persons had infiltrated into the state and abducted a senior police official before stealing his vehicle.

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A team of the central intelligence bureau is also assisting the Punjab police gather more information about the strike. Although there is no confirmation about the exact number of terrorists, sources say there could have been five in all.

Efforts are being made to ensure that no terrorist slips out of the radar.

The version of the Punjab police too has been taken into account. While speaking to the Punjab police who are probing the abduction case of a senior police official it was revealed that there were five men in army fatigues.

These terrorists even stole the vehicle of the police official. The police official in his statement said that he saw five terrorists.

The NIA team present at the spot says that they are studying the attack as well as gathering evidence. The officials however refused to comment when asked if they would be taking over the probe. It is up to the state police and the union government to take a call on that, the officer stated.

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