Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Karachi Airport (repeat attack)!!!!

TTP has claimed responsibility for the latest attack. They have become completely brazen (also what is this obsession with planes??).
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Attackers managed to flee as a heavy contingent of security forces reached Airport Security Force (ASF) camp number 2, which came under a fresh attack on Tuesday, DawnNews reported. 

Flight operations resumed after being temporarily suspended.

The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the second attack near the Karachi airport. A security sweep and search operation is underway at the ASF academy, which is located in Bhitai Abad, Pehlwan Goth.

Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) spokesperson Asim Bajwa posted on Twitter that the "chase is still on". "Three to four terrorists fired near ASF camp, ran away. No breach of fence, no entry.Chase is on, situation under control," he posted, soon after the attack.

Deputy Director General ASF, Colonel Tahir Ali said there were no casualties in the new attack. He also said the the airport is secure at that operations have resumed. He said that two attackers opened fire near the ladies hostel near D gate, which is located behind the ASF camp. "The ASF checkpost is about 100 metres from the scene. We were informed of the incident by our sentry posted there," he said.

Heavy firing was reported at the ASF camp in the metropolis on Tuesday after unidentified men entered the premises. Initial reports suggest that the number of attackers could be between four and seven.

DawnNews reported that explosions were also heard, causing panic among citizens in the vicinity. The Director General of Rangers has reached the site to oversee the operation.

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Link: http://www.dawn.com/news/1111791/attackers-flee-karachi-asf-camp

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