The Ghalib Mehsud faction of the outlawed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack on the Samungli and Khalid airbases in Quetta in which 10 militants were killed by security forces.
Ghalib Mehsud is the leader of Fidayeen Islam which is the suicide wing of the proscribed TTP.
Security forces thwarted the attack and also arrested one injured militant and shifted him to an unknown place for interrogation.
The police chief said that 11 security personnel were injured during the operation that lasted for more than four hours. All injured were being treated in the Civil Military Hospital in Quetta cantonment.
He said 11 rocket launchers were recovered from the Khalid airbase while a huge quantity of arms and ammunition was recovered from the Samungli airbase.
All entry and exit points leading to the airport and airbases are being strictly guarded. All dead terrorists seem to be Uzbeks, home Minister Balochistan Sarfaraz Bugti told.
The attackers had also fired over half a rockets that landed in the premises of the two airbases. However all PAF assets remained safe.