Pakistani naval base siege ends: ReportMay 23rd, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 23 (IANS) The overnight siege by terrorists at Pakistan’s key naval base here has ended, BBC reported Monday.
The rebels, who stormed PNS Mehran Sunday, had put up stiff resistance as they destroyed two surveillance aircraft and left 12 security personnel dead.
BBC quoted naval sources as saying that the Pakistani troops have ended the siege and security personnel are now carrying out mopping-up operations.
The heavily-armed terrorists had also reportedly taken hostages, who included Chinese military personnel.
The fate of the hostages was not immediately known.
The Taliban reportedly said that the attack was to avenge Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s killing May 2 by US commandos.
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