Indian air base attack 'heinous terrorist act': US

Indian Army personnel stand alert near the Air Force Base in Pathankot, on January 2, 2016, during an ongoing attack on the base by suspected militantsThe deadly assault on an Indian air base near the Pakistan border on Saturday was “a heinous” terrorist attack, the United States said, urging the two rivals to work together to hunt down those responsible. The possible involvement of Pakistan-based militants threatens to derail talks between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan, who have fought three wars since independence in 1947. “The United States is committed to our strong partnership with the Indian government to combat terrorism,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement, condemning the assault.

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