Navy Base Attack

  • Arrested commando warned Pak of navy base attack 26-05-2011 12:24 PM

    Islamabad: A Pakistani marine commando from the Waziristan tribal region posted at the PNS Mehran naval airbase which was attacked by terrorists this week was arrested in January for his links with militants and had warned about an impending attack, a media report said on Thursday. The commando, who belongs...
  • Pak navy suspends PNS Mehran Commander 25-05-2011 09:26 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Wednesday suspended the commander of the country s major naval air base, three days after a brazen attack by Taliban militants, which killed 10 navy personnel and destroyed two US-built spy planes in Karachi, TV channels reported. Geo television reported that the Base Commander, Commodore Raja Tahir,...
  • 'Pak insiders helped plan navy base attack' 23-05-2011 02:45 PM

    Karachi: Terming the Taliban attack on the Mehran naval air base as a "big security lapse", Pakistani defense and political analysts on Monday said that "insiders" were facilitating the militants in their deadly agenda and asked the government and military to wake up to this. The daring attack by the...
  • Attacks in Pakistan since Osama's killing 23-05-2011 01:12 PM

    Islamabad: The following is a timeline of violent incidents in Pakistan since the May 2 killing of al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in a US commandos operation in Abbottabad: May 22/23: Fierce gunfights raged overnight as heavily-armed terrorists stormed a key military facility in Karachi, destroyed two surveillance aircraft...
  • Chinese among hostages at Karachi navy base 23-05-2011 12:57 PM

    Islamabad: Chinese military personnel are among the hostages taken by terrorists who stormed a Pakistani naval facility in Karachi, a media report said on Monday. BBC reported that the rebels, who struck at PNS Mehran, were holding people hostages, including Chinese military personnel. Xinhua said the terrorist have retreated into...
  • 17-hour siege at Pakistani naval base ends 23-05-2011 11:23 AM

    Karachi: After a 17-hour long brazen siege, Pakistan retook control of its key naval base on Monday. 12 commandos were killed, many others were injured before the elite commandos backed by hundreds of paramilitary retook control of the Mehran naval base. According to reports, four militants were killed in the...