India fails to clear airbase even after three days

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Two attackers still holed up in residential building; India mulls over deferring talks with Pakistan

PATHANKOT/NEW DELHI: Three days after several gunmen attacked an air force base in Pathankot, Indian security forces were unable to clear the heavily-fortified compound, with officials saying at least two gunmen were still holed up in a two-storeyed building.
Indian security forces were working to defuse grenades and comb the grounds of a vast airbase near the border with Pakistan, two days after a militant attack killed seven military personnel and wounded 22.