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15 killed as terrorists attack Karachi airport
 


June 08, 2014 - Updated 341 PKT
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KARACHI: At least fifteen people were killed when heavily armed terrorists attacked Pakistan’s busiest airport in Karachi on Sunday night. Ten terrorists were killed in the ensuing joint operation.

 

 

Terrorists armed with Indian-made weapons including automatic weapons, hand grenades, suicide jackets and rocket launchers penetrated the old terminal opening fire and hurling grenades on Airport Security Force (ASF) personnel, making their way onto the tarmac. Multiple blasts were reported during the terrorist attack.

 

Seven ASF personnel along with one each from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and Civilian Aviation Authority (CAA) and one Ranger lost their lives in the attack while another, a policeman was also martyred when he tried to apprehend a suicide bomber.

 

According to sources terrorists who attacked the Karachi airport were foreigners.

 

 

DG ISPR Major General Asim Bajwa said the terrorists were confined to two areas and eliminated. Weapons, live ammo including RPGs and rockets were recovered. The military spokesman added a precautionary sweep would take place after day light and the airport will be cleared by midday for operations.

 

Major General Asim Bajwa confirmed that no aircraft was damaged adding that the fire visible was in a building, which was extinguished.

 

 

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif contacted DG Rangers Rizwan Akhtar and directed him to ensure safety of all the passengers at the airport. The Pakistan Army was called in to aid the ASF and police in the operation which was led by Corps Commander Karachi and DG Rangers.

 

Following the attack, Emergency was declared at the Jinnah, Civil and Abbasi Shaheed Hospitals where 22 injured are under treatment.

 

 

Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah told reporters ten terrorists had attacked the Karachi. The chief minister added that the terrorists were well trained and their plan to damage the airport was foiled.

 

Earlier which speaking to media personnel at the airport, Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon said CM Sindh Qaim Ali Shah, who is also Sindh Home Minister, arrived on the directives of Asif Ali Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

 

Sharjeel Memon said according to his information no aircraft was damaged in the attack.

 

According to security sources edible items including dry fruit and bread were recovered from the terrorists.

An inquiry of the attack has been ordered by Defence Minister Khawaja Asif.

 

Flights to Karachi have been diverted to alternate airports while the airport has been sealed.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reader Comments
Well done pakistan army. It seems Talibans are becoming bolder and bolder with every day passes. Some in this foram advocates to give rein to army but I think army is not capable of eradicating this terrorist as they are already handling the situation. Good luck to Pakistan citizen.

Raja Parekh
India
law is only for poor people in pakistan rich are free to attack any where they want

muhammad shoaib
Pakistan
Pakistan complaining about terror is like ocean complaining about water.

cilan
India
Very well done, soldiers of pakistan airports security forces doing there duty at karachi old aiport. And salute to those who get shahadat at old airport. Pak ASF and Army Zindabad. From, Malik Shujat Hussain Awan Cpl, QRF Squard, Islamabad Airport, ASF.

Malik Shujat
Pakistan
ALLAH PAAK SARZMEEN KA HAMEE O NAASER HO HARR AIK KO PROPER DUTY KARNEY KEE TOFEEQ ATTA FARMAWEY..ALLAH KO HARR WAQT YAAD RAKHO OUR INDIN FILM'S YA PAKISTANI DRAMEY OUR GAND NA DEKHO RABB E JABBAR O QAHAR SEY DARR JAO RABBB SEY AAFIYYAT O MADDAD MANGO ALLAH SABB KE MADDAD KAREY GA..INSHALLAH

aliwalli
UAE
pakistan is free all,terrorist are free to come and attack at their will.

ali ahmed
Saudi Arabia
Who do we blame?. It is complete failure of federal and provincial government.What happened to ASF and other agencies at the airport. If we do not wake up now then ultimately we will become another Somalia? Everyone has to wake up to save Pakistan. The Naurutan of Nawaz Sharif, Zardari or media alone cannot save Pakistan. All of them has to work in a team with complete honesty.

Hamayun
Australia
who that could be?

mia
Pakistan
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