Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting last night with top officials including National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar in Delhi even as questions were raised by defence experts over the way the encounter with heavily-armed Pakistani terrorists was handled by security agencies. 

Defence sources in Delhi said  last night that one terrorist was killed yesterday while another was injured in the encounter that was on for nearly 43 hours, a day after four terrorists were eliminated after they struck on Saturday.  
"The operation is still continuing and engagement with the terrorists is still going on, Air Commodore JS Dhamoon," Air Officer Commanding, Air Force Station Pathankot told a late evening news conference.  

"The operation will continue till the whole of air base is cleared of intruders and any terrorists," he said. Dhamoon said four terrorists have been killed and seven security men--one Garud commando, one NSG officer and five personnel of Defence Security Corps(DSC) have been martyred in the operation. Seventeen security personnel were also injured.

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