Who: IAF Airbase at Pathankot, Punjab
What: Attacked by Terrorists
When: 2 January 2016
Pathankot: Terrorists attacked IAF Airbase
Several heavily armed terrorists belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammed, an Islamist militant group, on 2 January 2016 attacked Pathankot Air Force Station, part of the Western Air Command of the Indian Air Force (IAF).
Following this a joint combing operation by the armed forces, police and security personnel was launched and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) took over the probe.
The operation that ran until 3 January 2015 after a brief lull for 24 hours saw 6 terrorists and 7 jawans being killed in gun battle at Air Force base in Punjab.
This was second terrorist attack within five months in Punjab. The first attack happened on 27 July 2015 on a police station in Gurdaspur district in which seven people including a Punjab Police Superintendent were killed. The attack was carried out by three terrorists who were killed later.