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Death toll mounts in Pakistan airport attack

Monday, Jun 09, 2014 - 01:01

June 9 - Taliban militants disguised as security forces stormed Pakistan's busiest airport in a night-long battle. Katie Sargent reports

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Smoke billows from the airport in Karachi, Pakistan the morning after a deadly attack and gunbattles that killed at least 23 people. The army said Jinnah International Airport had been secured by Monday morning, as fires continued to burn and ambulances took away the dead and injured. Local officials say the ten attackers were among those killed. 1043 6. (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) CHIEF MINISTER OF SINDH PROVINCE, SYED QAIM ALI SHAH, SAYING: "Our security forces confronted and killed them. They destroyed them. It is good that this operation was over in about four, five hours." upsound gunfire The attack on one of Pakistan's biggest airports began late Sunday night, with gunbattles continuing for hours. All flights to the airport were diverted. No one immediate claimed responsibility for the attack, but it happed at a time when Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is trying to engage Pakistani Taliban militants to end years of fighting. The militants want to overthrow the Pakistani state and impose a hardline version of Islamist rule.

Death toll mounts in Pakistan airport attack

Monday, Jun 09, 2014 - 01:01

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