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PM Abbasi visits air base in Sargodha, flies in F-16

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi visited an operational air base of Pakistan Air Force in Sargodha on Saturday and became first premier to fly in a F-16 fighter jet. On his arrival at the Mushaf Air Base, he was received by Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman. During his visit, in an exercise training mission, the prime minister also flew in F-16 aircraft of the elite No 9 multirole squadron. The Air Chief, sitting in another F-16 aircraft also participated in the training mission. It was…

Gunmen kill eight Afghan guards at Bagram base

KABUL: Taliban gunmen have killed eight Afghan guards working at the largest American base in Afghanistan, officials said on Tuesday, as the US appears set to boost its troop presence in the country. The guards were ambushed near Bagram base north of Kabul as they were driving home in a convoy late Monday, said district governor Abdul Shakoor Quddusi. "They were all local residents serving as guards at Bagram," he said, adding that two other guards were wounded. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack,…