SUSPECTED militants attacked Pakistan's tightly guarded army headquarters today, opening fire and throwing a grenade at a main gate, security officials and media said.
"They wore army uniforms and tried to enter the headquarters area but when they were stopped they opened fire and hurled a hand grenade," a security official told Reuters.
The sprawling headquarters is in the city of Rawalpindi, near the capital, Islamabad.
The suspected militants had driven up to the gate in a white Suzuki van that was carrying explosives, the official said.
The attack ended with all four attackers killed, a military spokesman told Pakistani television.
"All the four terrorists have been killed. The fighting is over now. The situation is under control," Major General Athar Abbas told private TV channel Geo in a live interview.
Al Qaeda-linked Islamist militants who have launched numerous attacks over the past couple of years, most aimed at the security forces and government and foreign targets.
Soldiers sealed off roads leading to the headquarters and a helicopter was hovering over the area.
Source: The Australian