A conglomerate of militant outfits United Jihad Council (UJC) today claimed responsibility for the terror attack on Indian Air Force (IAF) base in Pathankot.
United Jihad Council's Syed Sadaqat Hussain claimed that the terrorists, who struck the air base on January 2, was carried out by "Kashmiri militants associated with highway squad". Syed Salahuddin heads UJC which includes terror outfits like Harkat-ul-Ansar, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, Jamiat-ul- Mujahideen, Al-Jihad, Al-Barq, Al-Badr, Ikhwan-ul-Mussalmin, and Tehrik-ul-Mujahideen.
Six militants attacked Pathankot air base early on Saturday. Four of them were killed following an intense gunbattle with security forces the same day. While the other two kept commandos from NSG, and IAF engaged for 2 more days.
According to latest reports, the remaining two terrorists have been neutralised. Body of the fifth terrorist has been blown to pieces in a blast triggered by security forces. The body of the sixth attacker is yet to be retrieved from the rubble of the building which was blown off during anti-terror operation.
Mopping operations inside the air base is still continuing.