January 3, 2016 / 8:44 AM / in 2 years

Gunfire, blasts at Indian air base, two militants still at large: TV

PATHANKOT, India (Reuters) - Gunfire and blasts were heard on Sunday at an Indian Air Force base that was attacked by militants a day earlier, and TV channels reported two gunmen were still at large in the sprawling facility near the border with Pakistan.

Indian army soldiers stand guard near the Indian Air Force (IAF) base at Pathankot in Punjab, India, January 3, 2016. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

News channels cited police in northwestern Punjab state as saying the two gunmen were still holed up in Pathankot air base, more than a day after the pre-dawn raid in which four attackers and six Indian military personnel were killed.

A home ministry official said several blasts had been heard in the facility but could not confirm reports that gunmen were still at large.

Reporting by Mukesh Gupta; Writing by Douglas Busvine; Editing by Krista Mahr and Paul Tait

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