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More than two dozen dead as Taliban assault Pakistan's main airport

Smoke billows from Jinnah International Airport in Karachi June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

Smoke billows from Jinnah International Airport in Karachi June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

Smoke billows from Jinnah International Airport in Karachi June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Athar Hussain
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Paramilitary soldiers patrol outside Jinnah International Airport in Karachi June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

Paramilitary soldiers patrol outside Jinnah International Airport in Karachi June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

Paramilitary soldiers patrol outside Jinnah International Airport in Karachi June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Athar Hussain
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Residents stand on a roof of a building as smoke billows from Jinnah International Airport in Karachi June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

Residents stand on a roof of a building as smoke billows from Jinnah International Airport in Karachi June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

Residents stand on a roof of a building as smoke billows from Jinnah International Airport in Karachi June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Athar Hussain
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A member of the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) stands near explosives and hand grenades, which have been defused, along a sidewalk outside Jinnah International Airport Karachi June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

A member of the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) stands near explosives and hand grenades, which have been defused, along a sidewalk outside Jinnah International Airport Karachi June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

A member of the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) stands near explosives and hand grenades, which have been defused, along a sidewalk outside Jinnah International Airport Karachi June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Athar Hussain
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Relatives and Airport Security Force (ASF) soldiers carry the coffin of their colleague, killed on Sunday's Taliban attack on Jinnah International Airport, as they head for the burial ceremony in Karachi June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

Relatives and Airport Security Force (ASF) soldiers carry the coffin of their colleague, killed on Sunday's Taliban attack on Jinnah International Airport, as they head for the burial ceremony in Karachi June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

Relatives and Airport Security Force (ASF) soldiers carry the coffin of their colleague, killed on Sunday's Taliban attack on Jinnah International Airport, as they head for the burial ceremony in Karachi June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Athar Hussain
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Relatives and colleagues of Airport Security Force (ASF) soldiers killed in an attack on Jinnah International Airport, gather near the coffins of their loved ones after funeral prayers at ASF headquarters in Karachi June 9, 2014.  REUTERS/Athar Hussain

Relatives and colleagues of Airport Security Force (ASF) soldiers killed in an attack on Jinnah International Airport, gather near the coffins of their loved ones after funeral prayers at ASF headquarters in Karachi June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Athar...more

Relatives and colleagues of Airport Security Force (ASF) soldiers killed in an attack on Jinnah International Airport, gather near the coffins of their loved ones after funeral prayers at ASF headquarters in Karachi June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Athar Hussain
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Smoke billows from Jinnah International Airport in Karachi June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

Smoke billows from Jinnah International Airport in Karachi June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

Smoke billows from Jinnah International Airport in Karachi June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Athar Hussain
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Soldiers sit in a vehicle at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi June 9, 2014 in this still image taken from video. Gunmen attacked one of Pakistan's biggest airports in Karachi on Sunday, killing at least five people, police said. REUTERS/Reuters TV

Soldiers sit in a vehicle at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi June 9, 2014 in this still image taken from video. Gunmen attacked one of Pakistan's biggest airports in Karachi on Sunday, killing at least five people, police said....more

Soldiers sit in a vehicle at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi June 9, 2014 in this still image taken from video. Gunmen attacked one of Pakistan's biggest airports in Karachi on Sunday, killing at least five people, police said. REUTERS/Reuters TV
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A policeman with a gun stands guard on a vehicle as smoke billows from Jinnah International Airport in Karachi June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

A policeman with a gun stands guard on a vehicle as smoke billows from Jinnah International Airport in Karachi June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

A policeman with a gun stands guard on a vehicle as smoke billows from Jinnah International Airport in Karachi June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Athar Hussain
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A policeman with a gun stands on a vehicle as smoke bellows from Jinnah International airport in Karachi June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

A policeman with a gun stands on a vehicle as smoke bellows from Jinnah International airport in Karachi June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

A policeman with a gun stands on a vehicle as smoke bellows from Jinnah International airport in Karachi June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Athar Hussain
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