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    Two Gunmen Killed in Attack on Indian Air Force Base

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    Gunmen attacked an air force base early Saturday in India's Punjab state, near the border with Pakistan, police said.

    At least two of the attackers were killed at the Pathankot air force base during the shootout with soldiers, an Indian Defense Ministry spokesman said.

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    He said gunfire was continuing. Few other details were immediately available.

    Indian officials said they were still trying to identify the attackers.

    Pathankot is on the highway that connects India's insurgency-wracked Jammu and Kashmir state with the rest of the country.

    The attack came just a week after India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unannounced visit to Pakistan to meet Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

    Some information for this report came from AP.

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    by: kanaikaal irumporai
    January 01, 2016 11:44 PM
    Punjab and most of the peripheral areas are unlawfully annexed by the Ghandi-Neruh corporation, exploiting the sheer iliteracy that prevailed around the time the British left the region. In fact the entire union is an artificial and people unfriendly serup, for there was no country called India as such prior to European occupation, just like there is no single entity called Europe that was governed by one authority. As long as the people in remote regions in the subcontinent are being held captive under a false sense of "unity in diversity" and the mere thought of secession by means of ballot is considered a criminal offence, disgruntled elements will resort to these kinds of tactics. If they really want to end the violence then they should allow for referendums like the one in Scotland or Quebec, and not treat things like the Northern Ireland.

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