Seven more bodies found at Pakistan's Karachi airport: Morgue official

Family members gather to get information and to identify the bodies of victims killed on Sunday's Taleban attack on Jinnah International Airport, outside a hospital morgue in Karachi on June 10, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Family members gather to get information and to identify the bodies of victims killed on Sunday's Taleban attack on Jinnah International Airport, outside a hospital morgue in Karachi on June 10, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

KARACHI (REUTERS/AFP) - Pakistan rescue workers recovered the bodies of seven people trapped inside a cargo building at Karachi airport on Tuesday, two days after a group of Taleban militants stormed the country's busiest airport.

"The bodies are badly charred beyond identification," said a morgue official who asked not to be named. This brings the total death toll from the attack to at least 34 people.

The attack at Karachi's Jinnah International Airport began just before midnight Sunday and around dawn, the military said that all 10 attackers had been killed.

The Pakistani Taleban on Monday claimed responsibility for the attack in revenge for their late leader Hakimullah Mehsud, who was killed in a US drone strike in November.